STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mathura court dismisses civil suit seeking to reclaim Krishna Janmabhoomi land

The civil suit moved by Hindu deity, Lord Shri Krishna Virajman, had, through next friends, had sought the removal of encroachments and the mosque.

Published: 30th September 2020 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2020 09:23 PM   |  A+A-

Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in UP's Mathura. (Photo| UP tourism)

Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in UP's Mathura. (Photo| UP tourism webiste)

By Express News Service

LUCKNOW: A Mathura court on Wednesday dismissed the civil suit seeking removal of Shahi Idgah Masjid to reclaim 13.37-acre land adjacent to Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi site.

As the court of Civil Judge Senior Division did not find the petition admissible, the petitioners said that they would approach the higher court over the issue. 

The civil suit was filed in the court of Civil Judge Senior Divison Chhaya Sharma last week by Lucknow based lawyer Ranjana Agnihotri and eight others including Supreme Court lawyers Hari Shankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain, claiming that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had destroyed a part of Shri Krishna temple at the site believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna to erect a mosque in its place. However, the court had posted the matter for hearing for Wednesday.

The court cited the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, the law that barred litigation that alters the status quo of 1947 at any religious place, and dismissed the plea after a 22-minute hearing. In fact, the Act had exempted the Ayodhya dispute from its purview. 

"It is a matter of fact and history that Aurangzeb ruled over the country from 1658-1707 AD and he, being a staunch follower of Islam, had issued orders for demolition of a large number of Hindu temples including the temple standing at the birthplace of Lord Krishna at Katra Keshav Dev, Mathura, in 1669-70 AD," said the suit filed in the name of "Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman".

The suit further said that Aurangzeb partly succeeded in demolishing the Keshav Dev Temple and the structure constructed there was named Idgah Shahi Masjid.

It also said that the settlement reached in 1968 between the Shree Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh and the management of the Shahi Masjid Idgah to avoid each other's section was illegal.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp