Allahabad HC restores plea seeking to recognise Mathura mosque as Krishna Janmabhoomi

Editorial Comment

  • It is sad for the Hindus that they have to take legal steps to get back their own land, sanctified by the worship of their Deities ! Invaders destroyed numerous temples and stole their wealth. The Central Government must take a blanket decision over this Issue.
  • It is sad for the Hindus that they have to take legal steps to get back their land, sanctified by the worship of their Deities !

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) – The Allahabad High Court has restored a plea that seeks to recognise Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Mosque as the Krishna Janmabhoomi. The petition was earlier dismissed in January last year after the petitioner-in-person did not appear in the case. The Bench noted that the restoration application was filed immediately after it was dismissed in default. “For the reasons stated in the application, the same is allowed. Order dated 19th January 2021, dismissing the main petition in default is recalled. The main petition is restored to its original number,” said the Court. It set the next date for hearing in the case to July 25.


The plea was filed by Advocate Mahek Maheshwari who contends that the Shahi Idgah mosque is allegedly built on Krishna Janmabhoomi and that the land should be handed over to the Hindus. He asked for a Trust to be formed to build a temple on the said land. He asked for an interim order wherein Hindus may be allowed to worship in the mosque on certain days of the week and on Janmashtami.

Maheshwari said that the Society Shree Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh compromised with the Committee of Management of Trust Masjid Idgah in 1968 and conceded a portion of the property to the latter. Asking for a GRPS-based Court-monitored excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of the mosque, he said that the Krishna Janmabhoomi was destroyed by Aurangazeb and workers have claimed the existence of carved pillars, antiquities below the courtyard of the mosque.

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