Survey underway at Gyanvapi Masjid complex for second day

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Amid tight security, the videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex here is being carried out for the second consecutive day with officials saying efforts are being made to complete the exercise on Sunday itself.

The survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee, which claimed that the advocate commissioner appointed by the court for the survey did not have the mandate to film inside the premises. The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the local court is hearing a plea by a group of women seeking permission for daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls.

“Survey at the Gyanvapi Masjid complex has begun,” Police Commissioner of Varanasi, A Satish Ganesh, told


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