Allahabad High Court adjourns hearing in plea pertaining to Shahi Idgah mosque Survey till August 2

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In May this year, an application was filed on behalf of Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman before the Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura for appointment of a court commissioner for Shahi Idgah Mosque survey.

The Allahabad High Court today adjourned hearing in the petition seeking direction to the local court in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh to immediately decide the application filed for appointment of a court commissioner for a survey of Shahi Idgah Mosque.

Acceding to the request of the petitioner's counsel, the bench of Justice Vipin Chandra Dixit ordered the matter to be listed on August 2, 2022 before an appropriate Bench.

In May this year, an application was filed on behalf of Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman through Manish Yadav before the Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura under Section 26 of the Code of Civil Procedure for appointing court commissioner for the survey of the Mosque.

Similar to the Gyanvapi court-ordered survey commission, the petitioners sought videography of the Shahi Idgah mosque to determine its religious character and therefore, the appointment of an advocate commissioner to take up the task.

One other application was also filed the same day, wherein a direction was sought to the defendant parties (U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board, Shree Krishna Janambhoomi Trust and two others) to maintain the status quo at the Shahi Idgah mosque.

It is petitioners' claim that the land where currently the Shahi Idgah mosque stands, was the original birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna and all the rights of the property are vested in him. They have also alleged that the mosque was built after demolishing the original temple of Shri Krishna virajman.

The petitioners have sought high court's direction to expedite the proceedings in both the applications which were moved in one of the three main lawsuits in the Shri Krishna Janmasthan dispute. 

There are two other suits pending before the local courts in Mathura. First, the suit filed by Lucknow resident Ranjana Agnihotri as the next friend of child deity Shri Krishna Virajman of the Katra Keshav Dev temple & six others, and second, the suit filed by five other plaintiffs through advocate Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Case Title: Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman at Katra Keshav Dev and Anr v. U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board and Ors