Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura: Shahi Idgah Mosque Survey permission granted, High Court decision

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The Allahabad High Court has ordered the first hearing on the petition to appoint a court commissioner in the Shri Krishna birthplace dispute case. The court will consider the maintainability of the petition and the matter of appointing a court commissioner on December 18.

The Hindu side’s lawyer, Vishnu Shankar Jain, said that the court has accepted their application for a survey of Shahi Idgah Mosque by the Advocate Commissioner. Rejecting the arguments of Shahi Idgah Mosque,

The court said that a survey is necessary to understand the real situation. This dispute is over 13.37 acres of land, out of which 10.9 acres are near Shri Krishna’s birthplace and 2.5 acres are near the mosque. The Hindu side is demanding possession of the entire land.

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi

History of Shahi Idgah Mosque and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura?

Aurangzeb destroyed the ancient Keshavnath temple built at the birthplace of Shri Krishna and built the Shahi Idgah Mosque at the same place in 1669-70. In 1770, there was a war between the Mughals and the Marathas in Govardhan. Marathas won in this. After the victory, the Marathas rebuilt the temple. In 1935, Allahabad High Court allotted 13.37 acres of land to Raja Krishna Das of Banaras. In 1951, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust acquired this land.

Shahi Idgah Mosque

Its outline will be decided on December 18. Vishnu Shankar Jain said that our demand was that there are many signs and symbols of the Hindu temple in the Shahi Idgah Mosque.

Chairman of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Nyas, Mahendra Pratap Singh had alleged that the Idgah party is destroying the evidence by playing with the architecture of the Janmabhoomi.

Before the evidence is destroyed, a demand will be made from the High Court to order a survey of the birthplace on the lines of Gyanvapi.

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