Varanasi, July 24 : The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began surveying the Gyanvapi mosque complex here at 7 a.m. today amid tight security arrangements. The Hindu side is cooperating in the survey.
In view of this, there is a high alert in the entire Kashi region. The Anjuman Intejamia Masjid Committee has kept itself aloof from this survey. The committee has sought to extend the date of the survey by citing the hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday against the order of the district judge.
On July 21, the court of District Judge Dr. Ajay Krishna Vishwesh ordered that the ASI conduct a scientific investigation of the Gyanvapi premises, except the sealed storage room. Also, make a report and give it by August 4 and tell whether a mosque has been built on top of the temple after breaking it.