Removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque

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Court Seeking Removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque Near Lord Krishna Birthplace

By editor - 13.4 2021

In the lower court, the appellants had demanded the annulment of an earlier Mathura court ruling, ratifying a land deal reached between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Shahi Idgah Management Committee on the mosque.

"The main request is shifting the Shahi Masjid Idgah built in a part of land of Virajman Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj Katra Keshav Dev," said Advocate Mahendra Pratap Singh. The suit has been filed by five plaintiffs, including the principal deity Virajman Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj Katra Keshav Dev.

A third plea has been filed in a Mathura court seeking removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque near the birthplace of Lord Krishna here. The suit filed in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Neha Bhadauria on Wednesday demanded annulment of the 1968 compromise entered through a ruling of a Mathura court, ratifying a land deal between the Shahi Masjid Idgah Management committee and Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan.

"The main request is shifting the Shahi Masjid Idgah built in a part of land of Virajman Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj Katra Keshav Dev," said Advocate Mahendra Pratap Singh. The suit has been filed by five plaintiffs, including the principal deity Virajman Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj Katra Keshav Dev.

The others are Advocate Rajendra Maheshwari, Jay Bhagwan Goyal, founder of United Hindu Front, and Saurabh Gaur the president of Dharm Raksha Sangh Vrindaban.

In the lower court, the appellants had demanded the annulment of an earlier Mathura court ruling, ratifying a land deal reached between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Shahi Idgah Management Committee on the mosque.

The suit, filed in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Neha Bhadhauria, has also demanded the annulment of a 1968 local court ruling, ratifying a land deal between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Shahi Idgah Management Committee on the mosque.

A Mathura court has fixed January 4 for hearing a second plea seeking the removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque near the birthplace of Lord Krishna here. The suit, filed in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Neha Bhadhauria, has also demanded the annulment of a 1968 local court ruling, ratifying a land deal between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Shahi Idgah Management Committee on the mosque.

The plea was filed on December 15 and was earlier listed for hearing on December 22. But it could not be taken for hearing on Wednesday due to the death of Mathura Bar Association member and the judge slated January 4 for its hearing.

A similar suit is pending in the court of District Judge Yashwant Kumar Mishra and has been listed for hearing on January 7. The new plea has been made by a Lucknow resident Manish Yadav, said his counsel Shailendra Singh.