Civil Suit Filed to Remove Idgah Next to Krishna Temple in Mathura

Shahi Idgah, adjacent to the Shri Krishna temple complex in Mathura. — File photo

The suit blamed the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb for demolishing the Krishna temple in Mathura.

Clarion India

LUCKNOW — On behalf of child deity Shri Krishna Virajman, a civil suit has been filed in a court of civil judge, Mathura seeking the removal of the Shahi Idgah, adjacent to the Shri Krishna temple complex claiming that “every inch of the land… is sacred for the devotees of Shree Krishna and the Hindu community,” reports ANI.

The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and the Committee of Management of Trust of Shahi Idgah have been arraigned as defendants in the suit filed by Ranjana Agnihotri, a resident of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh through advocate Vishnu Jain.

The suit seeks recovery of 13.37 acres of land situated within the area of the temple  declaring that the 1968 compromise deed as “not binding”.

The suit claims that the Idgah trust, with the help of some Muslims, encroached upon the land belonging to Shri Krishna Janamasthan Trust and the deity, and erected a structure.

It was also claimed that Shri Krishna Janamsthan Seva Sansthan, which is the governing body of the temple complex, entered into an illegal compromise with the Shahi Idgah trust with a view to grab the property in question.

“The Shree Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan is working against the interest of the deity and devotees and fraudulently entered into a compromise with the Committee of Management of Trust Masjid Idgah (Trust) in 1968 conceding a considerable portion of property belonging to the deity and the trust,” the suit said.

The civil judge, Mathura, passed a judgement on the suit regarding the alleged “compromise between the Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Trust” on July 20, 1973.

The present suit has now prayed for “cancelling this judgement”.

The suit has claimed that Lord Shree Krishna was born in Karagar of King Kans and the entire area is known as ‘Katra Keshav Dev’. The place of birth lies beneath the present structure raised by the Committee of Management of the Masjid Idgah Trust, the suit said according to ANI report.

It blamed the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb for demolishing the Krishna temple in Mathura.

“It is a matter of fact and history that Aurangzeb ruled over the country from 1658-1707 AD and he being a staunch follower of Islam had issued orders for demolition of a large number of Hindu religious places and temples including the temple standing at the birthplace of deity Shree Krishna at Katra Keshav Dev, Mathura in the year 1669-70 AD,” the suit said.

The suit sought that the Sunni Waqf Board, Trust Masjid Idgah and their men, workers, attorneys and every person working under them be restrained from entering into the premises of the property and that they be directed to remove the construction illegally raised by them without the authority of the law at the property in question.

(With inputs from ANI)




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