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UP: Court says Gyanvapi Mosque survey to continue, two survey commissioners added

A local court on Thursday directed to continue the video inspection of the Gyanvapi mosque, located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

The court said it has decided not to replace the commissioner overseeing the survey. But appointed two more survey commissioners.

The lawyer for the Gyanvapi mosque management committee alleged the first court-appointed commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra is biased and the mosque committee had petitioned for his replacement.

The survey started last Friday but has not been fully completed because of a dispute over videography inside the mosque by the Muslims.

The survey has to be completed by May 17, the petitioners’ lawyer said to NDTV.

The site is currently opened for prayers once a year. The Hindu women also want permission to pray to other “visible and invisible deities within the old temple complex.”

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