Hindu body moves Mathura court, offers ‘larger piece of land’ if Shahi Idgah Masjid is demolished
The plea alleged that the mosque was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb with the stones of the temple after demolishing it
An application has been moved before a Mathura Court by Sri Krishna Janmabhumi Mukti Aandolan Samiti offering the management committee of the Shahi Idgah Masjid near the “Krishna Janmabhumi” a larger piece of land if they agree to demolish the mosque.
The plea alleged that the mosque was built by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb with the stones of the temple, after demolishing the temple, as per a report carried by Bar & Bench.
"There are many stones in which Hindu scriptures are visible and the mosque was built after destroying the temple on the orders of Aurangzeb," it claimed.
The temple organization has offered to the Muslim parties to settle the dispute by giving them a piece of land which is larger than the one on which the mosque currently stands, if they are willing to demolish it.
The application placed reliance on the November 2019 Ram Janmabhoomi judgement of the Supreme Court in which the top court had ruled in favour of the Hindu parties and asked the government to provide an alternative land to the Muslims for a mosque.
The applicant prayed that the court should take on record the application and make it a part of the suit which was earlier filed last year for the removal of the mosque.
Last year, a suit was filed on September 25, 2020 before the Civil Judge, Senior Division at Mathura on behalf of child deity Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman.
The suit, filed through next friend of the deity advocate Ranjana Agnihotri and six other plaintiffs, prayed for the removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid adjacent to the Shri Krishna Temple Complex at Mathura.
The suit alleged that Committee of Management of Trust Masjid Idgah without any authority of law and in utter violation of decree of a court decree, with the help of some Muslims put up a super structure and encroached upon the land of Katra Keshav Dev belonging to Shree Krishna Janmasthan Trust and the deity.
The civil court dismissed the suit in September 2020 after which an appeal was filed against the same before the District court which was admitted by the District Judge in Mathura in October 2020.
The present application was submitted before Civil Judge - II Anupam Singh because the senior civil judge was not present. It would be heard on July 5.