Shri Krishna Janmasthan-Shahi Eidgah Case: Allahabad HC Dismisses Petition Of UP Sunni Waqf Board
Prayagraj, May 1 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the UP Sunni Waqf Board in the high-profile Shri Krishna Janmasthan Shahi Idgah Case at Mathura. The HC asked the petitioners to go to lower court. The High Court had reserved the decision after completion of arguments from both the sides.
It had given time to the Management Committee of the Shahi Idgah Trust and the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board Mathura to file the counter affidavit filed on behalf of Lord Krishna Virajman. The petition was dismissed by the single bench of Justice Prakash Padia. Shahi Idgah Committee and others challenged the suit filed by Shri Krishna Virajman in the Allahabad High Court in the Mathura Court.
The petitioner raised questions on the maintainability of the suit and sought dismissal. The suit was dismissed on September 30, 2020. On behalf of Shri Krishna Virajman, a demand was made in the Mathura court to cancel the decision of July 20, 1973. Advocate Prabhash Pandey, appearing for Shri Krishna Virajman, told that this suit was filed by advocates Ranjana Agnihotri, Hari Shankar Jain, Vishnu Jain, Karunesh Shukla etc.
In this, senior Supreme Court advocate Garima Prasad argued on behalf of the opposition Shri Krishna Virajman. The civil suit was dismissed by the court on 30 September 2020. Against this Shri Krishna Virajman had filed an appeal in the district judge's court. The maintainability of this appeal was objected to by the respondent.
Approving the application, the appeal was converted into a revision application. The District Judge's court, while allowing the application, converted the appeal into a revision application. On May 19, 2022, the District Judge's court had ordered the subordinate court to hear both the parties, canceling the order given on September 30, 2020, to dismiss the civil court's suit. The validity of the same was challenged in a petition filed in the Allahabad High Court.
During the hearing, the Allahabad High Court had given time to the Management Committee of Shahi Masjid Idgah Trust and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board Mathura to file rejoinder affidavit filed on behalf of Lord Shri Krishna Virajman. Given two weeks time in this matter, the date of hearing was fixed on April 17. After listening to both the sides, the date of May 1 was fixed for the decision, on which the court gave its verdict today.
On April 17, after the arguments of both the sides were completed in the court of Justice Prakash Padia, the High Court gave the date of April 24 for the verdict. But on April 24, the pronouncement of the verdict was postponed and the next date was fixed for May 1.