Court of Additional Civil Judge Third Mathura orders for survey by Ameen (court staff) of Shahi Eidgah Mosque adjoining Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.
Orders were passed on December 8 when a fresh petition was filed on Sri Krishna Janambhoomi issue in Mathura Court. Next date in case is January 20, 2023.
Civil Judge III Sonika Verma passed this order while adjudicating upon a plea moved by Vishnu Gupta, National President of Hindu Sena (through Advocate Shailesh Dube) in a suit filed by him seeking possession of the Shahi Idgah premises and demolition of the present structure situated there, Live Law reported.
In his suit, plaintiff Gupta has stated that the Idgah was constructed by Aurangzeb on the 13.37 acres of Shri Krishna’s birthplace after demolishing the Sri Krishna temple.
Since the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 and the Supreme Court’s decision to construct Ram Mandir on the land where once the Masjid stood, Hindutva groups have been claiming sites, where mosques are standing, as Hindu sacred sites. Various Hindutva forces have constantly invoked the slogan “Ayodhya Toh Sirf Jhanki Hai, Kashi Mathura Baki Hai” which translates to – “Ayodhya is a mere trailer, Kashi and Mathura are still left”, referring to the Gyanvapi Mosque in Benaras and the Shahi Eidgah Mosque in Mathura.