New Delhi: The Civil Court Judge Ravi Kumar Diwakar who is overlooking the Gyanvapi Mosque survey and ordered the continuation of the survey expressed his concerns over his and his family’s safety on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. Diwakar had also refused to change the court-appointed advocate commissioner for conducting a video survey of the Gyabnvapi-Shringar Gauri complex.
The Judge said in his order that an environment of fear is being created which makes him worried about his family’s safety.
Diwakar said, “An atmosphere of fear was created by making this civil case into an extraordinary case. The fear is so much that my family is always concerned about my safety and I am concerned about their safety. Concerns about safety are repeatedly expressed by my wife when I am out of the house.”
“Yesterday, my mother (in Lucknow) during our conversation also expressed concerns about my safety, and from the news received by the media, she came to know that maybe I am also going to the spot as commissioner and my mother asked me that I should not go on commission on the spot, as it may endanger my safety,” he further added.
A Varanasi court ruled on Thursday that the survey in the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex which is located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple will continue and a report will be submitted on Tuesday, May 17. The court also refused to remove commissioner Ajay Mishra.
There have been protests over the video survey of multiple deities including Shringar Gauri. As per ANI’s report, following the survey, Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee earlier filed an application seeking the removal of the office over the alleged bias over the matter.