In a heated debate over the results of a court-directed survey in the Kashi Bishwanath Temple-Gyanbapi Mosque case, a similar incident is taking place in Mathura, UP, where a petition has been filed in a local court seeking directions for a videographic survey. Shahi Idgah Mosque is located next to Krishna’s birthplace.
Similar to the Gyanvapi mosque survey, the petitioner asked a survey commissioner to supervise videography inside the Idgah complex to determine “the existence of Hindu artefacts and ancient religious inscriptions in the mosque premises,” the Indian Express reported.
A day after the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court last week directed the local Mathura court to dispose of all cases relating to Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Mosque within four months, a request was made to an advocate commissioner to oversee the survey on a similar line. Gyanbapi Mosque, is filed.
On May 12, the High Court, while issuing directions to the local Mathura court, said: “The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura, has been directed to expedite the aforesaid applications within four months from the date. A certified copy of this order is presented to him, and after giving the aggrieved parties a chance to hear … “
Petitioner Narayani Sena national president Manish Yadav told The Indian Express: “I have requested the Mathura court to appoint a senior advocate, an advocate commissioner and immediately conduct a video survey of the Shahi Idgah as there are still remnants of Hinduism inside the mosque.” . This is important information, and opponents may remove or delete it. The court will probably accept my application on July 1.
A total of nine cases have been filed in the Mathura court so far against Shahi Idgah Mosque and Krishna Janmabhoomi. The local court is most likely to give its verdict on July 1.
One of the petitioners, Ranjana Agnihotri, asked to remove the mosque built on the land of Sri Krishna’s birthplace. In his appeal, he claimed that the mosque was built on 13.37 acres of land in the birthplace of Lord Krishna in 1669-70 under the direction of Aurangzeb.