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Mathura Court Dismisses Petition Seeking Removal Of Idgah Mosque
MATHURA || A district civil court in Mathura dismissed a suit filed by a group of people, seeking removal of the Idgah Mosque On Wednesday. The petitioners had alleged that it was built over the land of Krishna Janmabhoomi.
They had moved the Mathura court over the 17th century Shahi Idgah mosque which they claimed was built at the birthplace of Krishna, within the 13 acre premises of the Katra Keshav Dev temple.
The court cited the prohibition under the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, to admit the suit which had also demanded the annulment of a 1968 Mathura court ruling ratifying a land deal reached between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and Shahi Idgah Management Committee.
The suit was filed last week on behalf of Shrikrishna Virajman through the “next friend” Ranjana Agnihotri and seven others. The defendants in the case were the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, the Shahi Masjid Idgah Trust, the Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Trust and Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan.