On Thursday, the court-appointed commission that conducted the survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex submitted its findings to the Varanasi court. The commission presented the Gyanvapi mosque survey report in a sealed envelope, along with a chip containing films and images of the filming procedure, to the court.
"The court has been served with the survey report. Before the court, both sides will be represented. It's a 10- to 15-page report "On the Gyanvapi mosque survey report, Assistant Court Commissioner Ajay Pratap Singh stated.
The Gyanvapi mosque is close to the famed Kashi Vishwanath temple, and a group of five Hindu women — Rekha Pathak, Manju Vyas, Sita Sahu, Laxmi Devi, and Rakhi Singh — have petitioned the local civil court for permission to pray daily before the statues on the mosque's exterior walls.
A civil court in Varanasi had previously ordered a survey to inspect, film, and gather evidence on the suspected presence of Hindu deities within the Gyanvapi mosque, which is located near to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Despite mosque leaders' concerns, the court decided on May 12 to continue the survey of the Gyanvapi mosque.
The civil court had appointed a court commissioner to perform the survey and videography of the site, which was challenged in the Allahabad High Court on April 21, which dismissed the petition. The High Court's April 21 order has now been appealed to the Supreme Court. On the petition of the aforementioned, the civil court issued an order for survey and filming of the premises.