The videography survey of the Gyanvapi Masjid Complex in Varanasi, which was held for the second consecutive day on Sunday, will resume for the third day on Monday. The poll will be held from 8 am to 12 noon amid tight security measures.
The poll concluded peacefully on Sunday after covering the three domes and the main area of the mosque, where the namaz is held. Officials said most of the exercise was completed on the second day of the poll.
The Varanasi Court has instructed the survey team to complete the survey by May 17 and submit a detailed report before it.
A survey team led by court-appointed commissioners and accompanied by lawyers from both sides, police officers and the district magistrate conducted the operations at the mosque complex. The mosque is located near the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple.
On the third day of the survey, a detailing of the surveyed areas will be carried out. The detailing will be done in areas including the basement in the possession of the Vyas family. According to the family, the basement room was used to store poles and other items used for puja during that time.
Meanwhile, the Allahabad High Court will head the petition of the Central Sunni Waqf Board and the Intazamiya Committee at 2 pm on Monday. The High Court has been hearing the case since last year and the Muslim side has been demanding to quash the Hindu side’s petition in the Varanasi court.
A petition by the Intazamia committee seeking a ban on the ongoing poll is also pending in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, two petitions have also been filed in a Mathura court seeking the appointment of an advocate commissioner to conduct an inspection of the Shahi Idgah mosque adjoining Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi to confirm the existence of Hindu artifacts and ancient religious inscriptions on the mosque premises.