A plea which sought to remove the Shahi Idgah Mosque in Mathura on grounds that the site is Krishna’s Janmabhoomi and that the mosque was built over it was dismissed today by a Mathura Civil Court.
ADJ Chhaaya Sharma while dismissing the plea cited the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 which puts a bar on admitting a case of the instant nature.
The civil suit moved by Hindu deity, Lord Shri Krishna Virajmanhad, through next friends, had sought the removal of encroachments and the mosque.
Contentions by the petitioner claiming removal of Mosque from ‘Krishna Janmabhoomi’
These were claimed to have been “illegally raised by Committee of Management of alleged Trust Masjid Idgah with the consent of Sunni Central Board of Waqf land Khewat No.255 (Two Hundred Fifty Five) at Katra Keshav Dev city Mathura belonging to deity Shree Krishna Virajman.”
It was further stated by the plaintiff that under the Hindu Law prevalent in India for thousands of years, “it is well recognized that the property once vested in the deity shall continue to be the deities property and property vested in the deity is never destroyed or lost and it can be regained and re-established whenever it is freed, found or recovered from the clutches of invaders, ultras or hoodlums.“
The plaintiff had also contended that Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb’s armies had destroyed the temples on the Mathura land that once stood in place of the masjid.
The plaintiff added that the ‘Janambhoomi Trust’ had failed to perform its duty to secure, preserve and protect the Trust property. The Trust is defunct from 1958, states Lord Krishna. A compromise deed of 1968 between “Shree Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh” and the Shahi Idgah trust was also sought to be quashed in the suit.