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Varanasi court orders immediate sealing of part of Gyanvapi mosque

Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. [File Photo]

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi court on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately seal the place of Gyanvapi mosque where a purported ‘shivling’ has been found.

The court earlier ordered videographic survey of the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi that ended today. The court has also prohibited the entry of any person into the sealed room.

The survey of the premises concluded around noon after three days of inspection in the presence of court-appointed Advocate Commissioners, lawyers from both sides, all concerned parties and officials.

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