Judge Ravi Kumar Diwakar, who is overlooking the Kashi temple-Gyanvapi Masjid case, fears his safety


(ANI): The Civil Judge Ravi Kumar Diwakar ordered that the survey shall continue at the Gyanvapi Mosque premises. He also rejected the request to alter the court-appointed advocate commissioner. On Thursday, he expressed safety concerns.

The judge stated that a fearful atmosphere was being created and that he was concerned about the safety of his family.

Diwakar stated, “An atmosphere was created by turning this civil case into a special case. My family is constantly concerned about my safety, and mine about their safety. My wife is very vocal about my safety concerns when I’m away from the house.

“Yesterday, my mother (in Lucknow), during our conversation, also expressed concern about my safety, and she learned from the media that maybe I am also going as commissioner. My mother then asked me if I shouldn’t go on commission on that spot, as it might endanger my safety.” The judge said.

A Varanasi court heard the matter earlier on Thursday. It stated that the survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque located near the Kashi Vishwanath Temple would continue. The report must be submitted by May 17. Two advocates were also added to the survey committee by the court.

Varanasi court denied Court commissioner Ajay Mishra his removal and stated that video inspections of the Gyanvapi mosque would continue and should be complete by Tuesday, May 17.

Protests have been held over the surveying of deities, including Shringar Gauri, located in Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple premises, as well as the Gyanvapi Masjid compound.

Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee filed a request to have the office removed following the survey by Gyanvapi Masjid, Varanasi’s court-appointed commissioner. This was due to the alleged bias in the matter. (ANI)

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