A Mathura court docket has issued notices to the Shahi Idgah Masjid administration committee and others, in search of their stands on a contemporary plea for the removal of a Seventeenth-century mosque from close to the birthplace of Lord Krishna within the Katra Keshav Dev temple complicated right here.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Dev Kant Shukla on Saturday issued notices after admitting the plea, ruling that the go well with is “maintainable and therefore admissible” for detailed listening to, District Government Counsel (Civil) Sanjai Gaur stated.
After admitting the civil go well with, the court docket additionally issued notices to a few different respondents — the president of Sunni Waqf Board, Lucknow and the managing trustees of Sri Krishna Janmabhumi Trust, Katra Keshav Dev temple and Sri Krishna Seva Sansthan.
The court docket sought the stands of the 4 respondents to the brand new plea by March 8, the subsequent date of listening to, DGC Gaur stated.
The contemporary plea has been filed by priest Pawan Kumar Shastri of the previous Keshav Dev temple on behalf of the temple’s deity, Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj Virajman.
‘Sevayat’ Shastri has made three calls for in his plea, firstly claiming the suitable to handle your entire 13.37 acres land of the Katra Keshav Dev temple complicated, together with the land on which the Shahi Idgah mosque stands.
He sought the suitable to handle your entire temple complicated claiming that his ancestors have been serving as clergymen of the deity for a long time and he has inherited the suitable from them because the temple’s actual ‘sevayat’ (priest).
Shastri has additionally demanded the annulment of a 1967 ruling of Mathura court docket which has ratified a land deal between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and Shahi Idgah Management Committee, permitting the existence of the mosque close to the temple.
In his third plea, Shastri has demanded a court docket route to the Shahi Masjid Idgah’s administration committee and Lucknow’s Sunni Waqf Board’s president to take away the mosque from its present location.
Besides the current go well with, three extra fits are pending with Mathura courts on the problem.
One go well with, filed by advocate Mahendra Pratap Singh on behalf of 5 plaintiffs, has been admitted for the listening to by the court docket.
The admissibility of two others, filed respectively by advocate Hari Shankar Jain for Sri Krishna Virajman by the deity’s subsequent good friend Ranjana Agnihotri and others and advocate Shailendra Singh for Hindu Army chief Manish Yadav, are but to be determined, DGC (Civil) Gaur stated.