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Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura case: Court admits plea demanding removal of Shahi Idgah mosque

A Mathura court has admitted a plea demanding the removal of the Shahi Idgah which stands near Krishna Janmbhoomi.

Anand Prakash Pandey Reported by: Anand Prakash Pandey Mathura Updated on: May 19, 2022 16:24 IST
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah
Image Source : PTI (FILE)

A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. 

Highlights

  • There is a dispute over the land on which Shahi Idgah stands today
  • The structure is located adjacent to the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura
  • Hindus are demanding the mosque should be removed and the land by transferred to the deity

Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura case: In a big development in the Krishna Janmabhoomi case, a local court in Mathura on Thursday admitted a plea demanding the removal of the Shahi Idgah. Several outfits have been demanding the removal of the 17-century mosque claiming that was built on the land of Krishna Janmbhoomi - the birthplace of Lord Krishna. 

Hari Shankar Jain, the lawyer for the Hindu side, said that the court has accepted one of the multiple pleas on the matter.

"Mathura civil court has allowed lawsuit seeking removal of the mosque," news agency PTI quoted Hari Shankar Jain as saying.

With this, the court overturned a civil court order dismissing the suit in September 2020. A suit was filed in a civil court in Mathura in 2020 seeking the removal of the Shahi Idgah and the transfer of the land to the deity. However, the court refused to admit the case. The Krishna Janmabhoomi complex spans 13.37 acres. 

According to a PTI report, at least 10 separate petitions have earlier been filed in Mathura courts by different Hindu groups seeking the removal of the mosque.

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