Along with the suit, they moved an application for appointment of an advocate commissioner to make a local inspection of the site and ascertain the existence of the images of deities Maa Shringar Gauri and others at the plot. The Allahabad High Court in March dismissed a plea by the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid, the caretakers of the mosque, challenging the order of the civil judge to appoint an advocate as a court commissioner to inspect the highly-sensitive religious complex.
The videography would continue on Saturday. Apart from the court commissioner and his assistants, the five plaintiffs and their lawyers, videographers and five members from the Muslim side were part of the survey.
While the court order did not specifically state if the survey would include videography inside the Gyanvapi Masjid, its caretakers expressed concern and asserted that they objected to any videography inside the mosque.
The survey team reached the site after the Friday namaz and apart from minor cases of sloganeering reported outside the mosque, the situation was peaceful. A woman who offered namaz near the premises of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple was evicted by police, who said she was not mentally stable. On April 26, the civil judge had ordered that the inspection be conducted after the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.The commissioner’s report would come for hearing next on May 10.
Abhay Nath Yadav, lawyer for the mosque, said the surveystarted around 4 p.m. and videography of stone slabs was done where they claimed there was image of Shringar Gauri.