Varanasi: Amid a conflict between Hindu and Muslim communities Gyanvapi Masjid vs Shringar Gauri case, the videography survey of the premises is expected to begin on Saturday. Similar to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya, Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath temple and the adjacent Gyanvapi mosque have always been a subject of conflict between the people of the two communities. The Gyanvapi mosque was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The two shrines, situated in the same complex, have been causing dispute since a long time with a group of Hindus claiming rights over the entire piece of land, while some Muslims denying it. The long-standing conflict turned into a major row after the court ordered a survey of several deities, including Shringar Gauri, located in the Kashi Vishwanath temple premises and the Gyanvapi Masjid complex. The videographic survey of the mosque was ordered on April 18, 2021, by Judge Diwakar following the plea by Delhi residents Rakhi Singh, Laxmi Devi, Sita Sahu and others. The filming began on May 6 under the supervision of advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra. The survey inside the mosque was opposed by the mosque management. A lawyer for the mosque management committee also filed an application seeking Mishra's removal, alleging that he was not working in an impartial manner. Amid the opposition, the survey was stalled for a while. However, a Varanasi sessions court on Thursday ordered the completion of the task by May 17. It also rejected a plea to replace the advocate commissioner it had appointed for conducting the videography survey. Here’s what the court order states: > The court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar said the survey report should be submitted by Tuesday (May 17). > The judge rejected the application for replacing advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra. > He also appointed Vishal Singh as special advocate commissioner and Ajay Pratap Singh as assistant advocate commissioner. > The court said Ajay Kumar Mishra and Vishal Singh will together complete the survey. In the absence of any one of them, the other will carry out the task, the judge said. > The court made it clear that in case the keys are not available to open the two basements, the locks should be broken to get the survey done. > The district magistrate and the police commissioner have been ordered to monitor the exercise and lodge an FIR if anyone created hurdles in the survey. > The survey could be done between 8 am to 12 pm daily till its completion, the court said.