A petition has been filed in Mathura’s local court to have the Shahi Idgah mosque, which is the subject of the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi controversy, sealed.
Two lawyers, Mahendra Pratap Singh and Rajendra Maheshwari, have filed a petition using the order in the Gyanvapi dispute to seek similar relief for the Shahi Idgah mosque.
“It is submitted that in the recent survey conducted in the case of Rakhi Singh vs Government of Uttarpradesh, the manner in which Hindu Shivling remains have been found in Gyanvapi Masjid, it has become clear that the respondents have been protesting there since the beginning. The same situation is of the litigant property of the case of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi which is the real sanctum.”
The petition filed before Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura claimed that there are Hindu religious artifacts such as lotus, Sheshnag, Om, Swastika, and others that have been damaged or are being destroyed by the defendants.
As a result, the petition has requested that the mosque’s security be improved by restricting everyone’s access. A civil court had previously dismissed a complaint seeking to have the Shahi Idgah Masjid demolished because it was built on Krishna Janmabhoomi territory.
The court cited the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act of 1991 as an obstacle to admitting the case.This judgement was challenged at Mathura District Court, which deferred its decision until May 5, 2022. The verdict is likely to be announced on Thursday, May 19.
However in the recent developments, a municipal court in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, has agreed to hear the petition, which requests recording and sealing of the Shahi Idgah mosque, which is adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi.
The petitioners have requested that nobody should be allowed entry in the mosque until the work of videography is completed and an advocate commissioner be appointed to undertake the video survey at the Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura.
According to the petition, the Shahi Idgah mosque was established after a portion of the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple, which occupied 13.37 acres of land, was demolished.They have demanded that the mosque be demolished and that the site be returned to the temple.
The High Court decision was based on a petition submitted by Manish Yadav, the national head of the Narayani Sena. The petitioner had requested an early resolution of the case in his plea.
In the instance of the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah conflict, nine cases have been filed in the Mathura court so far. The court will hear the matter on July 1.