Fifty percent survey work of Gyanvapi campus completed

Varanasi, May 14 (H.S.). In the Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri case, on the strict instructions of the court, the commission (survey) proceedings were completed on the first day on Saturday in an impenetrable fortification of security. In the proceedings that lasted for about four hours from eight in the morning to 12 in the afternoon, a […]
 


Fifty percent survey work of Gyanvapi campus completed

Varanasi, May 14 (H.S.). In the Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri case, on the strict instructions of the court, the commission (survey) proceedings were completed on the first day on Saturday in an impenetrable fortification of security. In the proceedings that lasted for about four hours from eight in the morning to 12 in the afternoon, a team of 52 people from the plaintiff and the defendant side in the presence of the court commissioner got the walls, pillars videographed with a thorough inspection in the Gyanvapi Masjid premises.

The cellars were also videographed with special cameras and lighting arrangements. Regarding the survey of the first day, the team kept complete secrecy on the instructions of the court. The survey team refused to give any information related to the survey in front of the media.

Amidst tight security, the team was dispatched by the police force in its circle. The Commissioner of Police said that on the directions of the court, the survey work will be done on Sunday also. The Commissioner of Police said that the commission proceedings were started as per the order of the court. During this, strong security arrangements were made. The proceedings of the commission went smoothly in a peaceful atmosphere. The peace and order of the city remained intact. The CP also expressed his gratitude for the cooperation of the citizens of Kashi.

According to District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma, on the orders of the court, the commission proceedings took place from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday in and around the Gyanvapi Masjid complex. During this, the plaintiff-defendant parties, their advocates and officials of the temple and district administration were present.

The District Magistrate said that during the survey, all the parties followed the order of the court. The survey work was completed peacefully. All the parties are satisfied. After four consecutive hours of survey, more than 50 percent of the survey work has been done. The entire proceedings are being done under the supervision of the court, so information cannot be given about it. The special thing is that the survey of Gyanvapi campus was done under the supervision of DGP and Chief Secretary of the state.

The Varanasi Commissionerate had made an impenetrable fortification of security by issuing an alert. All the shops around the temple remained closed due to security reasons. The road leading to Gyanvapi from Madagin and Godaulia was closed to the general public. In Shri Kashi Vishwanath Darbar, devotees were given entry from gate number one instead of gate number four. Police personnel were deployed on the roofs of the houses around the temple. The roads of about one kilometer were guarded by the police force. District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma himself and Police Commissioner A. Satish Ganesh was present on the spot during the entire survey.

The police commissioner himself marched on foot with the police commanding the security outside the premises. The media was also kept far away from the Gyanvapi campus. On Friday, District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma had a long meeting with both Hindu and Muslim parties regarding the commission’s proceedings. He has appealed to both the parties to maintain peace and order during the survey. The Muslim side, Anjuman-e-Intzamiya Masajid Committee, has said that until a decision is received from the Supreme Court, they will fully cooperate in the survey.