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Mathura court admits plea seeking removal of mosque from land claimed as 'Krishna Janmabhoomi'

 A group of people had moved the Mathura ditrict court over the 17th century Shahi Idgah mosque they claim was built at the birthplace of Krishna, within the 13 acre premises of the Katra Keshav Dev temple. 

Mathura court admits plea seeking removal of mosque from land claimed as 'Krishna Janmabhoomi'-vpn
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Bengaluru, First Published Oct 16, 2020, 4:39 PM IST
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Mathura district court has admitted a plea seeking to remove the mosque, situated adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi.

A group of people had moved the Mathura ditrict court over the 17th century Shahi Idgah mosque they claim was built at the birthplace of Krishna, within the 13 acre premises of the Katra Keshav Dev temple. 

The earlier petition, filed in the Mathura civil court, had also demanded the annulment of a 1968 Mathura court ruling ratifying a land deal reached between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and Shahi Idgah Management Committee.

The plea alleged that the Masjid Trust Idgah, with the help of some Muslims, put super structure and encroached upon the land of Katra Keshav Dev belonging to Shree Krishna Janmasthan Trust and the deity and added that "it is there without any authority".

According to the petition, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had issued orders for the demolition of a large number of Hindu religious places and temples. This included the temple standing at the birthplace of Lord Shree Krishna at Katra Keshav Dev, Mathura in the year 1669-70 AD. 

The petition claims that Aurangzeb's army partly succeeded in demolishing Keshav Dev Temple and the Idgah mosque was constructed in its place.

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