Mathura Mosque Case: Court hearing today on Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah dispute, what will be the result?

Mathura Mosque Case: A hearing will be held today in the Mathura District Court on the Shahi Idgah dispute of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi. Controversy over Mathura’s Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque.

Demand for removal of Idgah Masjid in the petition 
The petition has demanded the removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid which was built on the side of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi by occupying the entire land. A petition demanding ownership of 13.37 acres of land has been filed in the Mathura court. The petitioner had also demanded videography and photography of the disputed site. The case is pending in the lower court. Petitioner Manish Yadav approached the High Court due to the continuous delay. Manish also demanded the same in the High Court. After this, the court sought a report from the lower court. The High Court heard the case on August 29. The court has directed to complete the hearing within four months on the application filed in the lower court on behalf of the temple.

Total dispute of 13.37 acres of land
On 12 October 1968, Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan entered into an agreement with Shahi Masjid Idgah Trust. The agreement stipulates the continuation of both the temple and the mosque on the 13.37-acre site. The entire dispute is about this 13.37 acres of land. Of this land, 10.9 acres is near Shri Krishna Janmasthan and 2.5 acres is near Shahi Idgah Masjid. In this agreement the Muslim side gave up some land for the temple and in return the Muslim side gave some land nearby. Now the Hindu side is demanding possession of the entire 13.37 acres of land.


It is said that Aurangzeb destroyed the ancient Keshavnath temple at the birth place of Lord Krishna and built the Shahi Idgah Mosque on the same site in 1669-70. In 1770, a war took place between the Mughals and the Marathas at Govardhan. The Marathas won it. After the victory, the Marathas rebuilt the temple. In 1935, the Allahabad High Court awarded 13.37 acres of land to Raja Krishna Das of Banaras. The land was acquired by the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust in 1951.

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