The Archaeological Survey of India has been ordered by a local court in Mathura to survey the Shahi Idgah Mosque. This is believed to be built on the Krishna Janmabhoomi, or the birthplace of Lord Krishna. We’ll submit the report after January 20. The court passed the order on a lawsuit filed by Vishnu Gupta of the right wing outfit Hindu Sena, which said the survey would be similar to the one in Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque, where a “Shivling” was said to be found during a survey.
The court will hear the case on January 20.
Several Hindu groups have sued to remove the 17th century Shahi Idgah Masjid from the Katra Keshav Dev temple, claiming the mosque was built on Krishna’s birthplace.
It was built in 1669-70 on the 13.37-acre grounds of Katra Keshav Dev temple on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, according to Vishnu Gupta’s petition.
Shailesh Dubey, Vishnu Gupta’s lawyer, said his client, the national president of the Hindu Sena, and its vice-president Surjit Singh Yadav, made the claim in court on December 8. The whole story from Lord Krishna’s birth to the temple was told to the court. Besides demanding the cancellation of the 1968 agreement between Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh and Shahi Idgah, Mr Dubey said it was illegal.
Mathura’s civil court had earlier dismissed the case, saying it couldn’t be admitted under the Places of Worship Act of 1991, which preserves a place of worship’s religious status.
The only exception was the Ayodhya temple-mosque case involving the 16th century Babri mosque, which was razed in 1992 by Hindu activists who said it was built on ancient ruins. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court handed over the mosque site to Hindus for a grand Ram temple.
Mathura’s court dismissed the Krishna Janmabhoomi suit earlier, saying if it was registered, many people might approach it.
The petitioners then appealed.
In their lawsuit, the petitioners argued that as devotees of Lord Krishna, they had a right to file a suit. They say they have the right to worship at Krishna’s birthplace.
To mark the demolition of the Babri Mosque, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha called for reciting the Hanuman Chalisa inside the Shahi Masjid Idgah. Seven or eight of the outfit’s leaders were arrested.
The Hindu side in Varanasi claimed in May this year that a Shiva linga was found in the pond of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex during a court-ordered three-day videography survey. The pond was used for ablution (wuzu) purification rituals, their lawyer said, adding that water was drained from it and a Shiva linga was found. Varanasi District Magistrate, however, said no details of the survey of Gyanvapi mosque were disclosed by any of the commission members. Several petitions have been filed by both parties since the survey.
With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in the Ram Janmabhoomi case in November 2019, Hindu groups are trying to reclaim what they call ‘Hindu sites’ in Mathura and Kashi.
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