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Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Dispute: Mathura Court Orders Court Amin To Survey Disputed Site, Submit Report By January 20

Sparsh Upadhyay
24 Dec 2022 10:09 AM GMT
Allahabad High Court, Transfer plea, section 23 (1) (b) civil procedure code, shahi idgah, shri krishna janambhumi dispute, Bhagwan Shrikrishna Virajman And 7 Others vs. U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board And 3 Others, Justice Nalin Kumar Srivastava,

Sri Krishna Janambhumi temple and Shahi Eidgah Mosque in Mathura (ANI Photo)

In a significant order passed recently pertaining to the Sri Krishna Janmasthan-Shahi Idgah dispute case, a Court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district has directed the Civil Court Amin (also known as court officers) to visit and survey the disputed site and submit a report (with maps) before the Court by January 20.

Civil Judge III Sonika Verma passed this order while adjudicating upon a plea moved by Vishnu Gupta, National President of Hindu Sena (through Advocate Shailesh Dube) in a suit filed by him seeking possession of the Shahi Idgah premises and demolition of the present structure situated there.

In his suit, plaintiff Gupta has stated that the Idgah was constructed by Aurangzeb on the 13.37 acres of Shri Krishna's birthplace after demolishing the Sri Krishna temple. The suit seeks the cancellation of the agreement between Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh and Shahi Idgah executed in the year 1968, calling it illegal.

It may be noted that this suit is one of the many suits filed before the Court demanding the demolition of the 17th-century Shahi Idgah Masjid claiming the same to be built on Krishna Janambhumi's property. Shailesh Dube.

In related news, the Allahabad High Court has directed Mathura Court to expeditiously decide on an application filed before it for conducting a Scientific Investigation of Shahi Eidgah and Jahanara's Masque in connection with a 2021 suit (Bhagwan Shrikrishna Virajman and others vs. U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board and others).

In related news, a Mathura court in May 2022 held that the suit to remove the Shahi Idgah Masjid, allegedly built on the land of Shrikrishna Janam Bhoomi is maintainable. With this, the Court overturned a civil court order dismissing the suit in September 2020.

Also read: Places Of Worship Act Not Applicable To 2020 Suit On Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Dispute: Mathura Court

It may be noted that Mathura's Shahi Idgah Masjid is located next to the Krishna Janmabhoomi, which is believed to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity Krishna.

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