Gyanvapi case: Varanasi Court clears deck for survey of mosque premises

Varanasi : A Varanasi Court today allowed the videography survey of Gyanvapi mosque premises, located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Earlier this year in April, the court had ordered an inspection while hearing a batch of petitions filed by 5 Hindu women. The petitioners had asked for year-long access to offer prayers at a Hindu shrine, what they said was a Maa Shringar Gauri sthal behind the western wall of the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi.

Meanwhile, Varanasi’s Civil Judge Ravi Kumar Diwakar today issued guidelines for continuing the video survey of the mosque and announced that it will be held by May 17. Moreover, the court also refused to remove court commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra despite reservations from the Gyanvapi mosque management committee.