Jnanbapi Masjid Survey News: Jnanbapi Masjid survey report not ready, commission

The commission responsible for the videography survey of the Gyanvapi mosque complex here will ask for extra time to submit the report to the local court on Tuesday as it has not been prepared yet, an official said.

Earlier, the court had asked the commission to submit its report by Tuesday.

Assistant Advocate Commissioner, Ajay Pratap Singh said, “As per the court order, the videography survey of Gyanvapi Mosque Complex was conducted from May 14 to May 16 from 8 am to 12 noon and its report was to be submitted. Court.”

“However, we are not submitting the report to the court today (Tuesday) as it has not been prepared. We will ask the court for extra time, and whatever time the court gives, we will then submit the report,” Singh said.

The mosque is located near the iconic Kashi Bishwanath temple, and a local court is hearing an application by a group of women seeking permission to offer daily prayers in front of the statue on its outer wall.

A local court on Monday ordered the sealing of a pond in the Gyanvapi mosque complex when lawyers representing Hindu petitioners said a Shivling was found there during the court’s mandatory videography survey.

However, a member of the mosque’s management committee objected to the claim, saying the object was part of a water fountain system at the Wazukhana reservoir where devotees perform ablutions before prayers.

Syed Mohammad Yasin, joint secretary of the Anjuman Intezamia Mosque Committee, claimed that the operation of the mosque was not heard before Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar issued the order.

In his order last Thursday, District Civil Judge Divakar rejected an application by the mosque committee to replace Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was appointed by the court as an advocate commissioner to survey the Gyanbapi-Gauri Sringar complex.

The judge appointed two more advocates to assist the court commissioner in the survey and said it should be completed by Tuesday.

The Supreme Court last Friday refused to issue an interim injunction in the survey. The apex court, however, agreed to consider the list of petitions filed by a Muslim party against the survey.

A videography team conducted the survey, in addition to three court-appointed advocate commissioners, five lawyers from both sides and an assistant.

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