Lucknow: After a month-long summer vacation, the courts are set to reopen today on July 1. With this, the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) in Mathura is hearing about a dozen applications in nine cases related to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi issue on Friday. These dozen applications are based on sensitive issues and have been moved on behalf of the deity (Lord Krishna) by various petitioners and these petitioners include those seeking survey and videography at the Shahi Idgah mosque located next to the temple in the middle of Mathura, the city of Sri Krishna.
The cases have been filed seeking removal of Shahi Eidgah (mosque) adjoining the Krishna temple complex in Mathura and transfer of 13.37 acres of land on which the mosque is located to the deity. The applications moved in May are accompanied by various prayers, including the appointment of an advocate commissioner for a survey of Shahi Eidgah mosque, photography and videography, sealing of the mosque premises, enhanced security and "purification" of the mosque premises. Most of the petitions claim that the actual birthplace of Lord Krishna (sanctum sanctorum), is inside the walls of the existing structure of the Shahi Eidgah, and there are marks and symbols, which prove that there used to be a Hindu temple here earlier, which has been demolished and built by the attics there.
Similar to a petition going on in Varanasi over the Gyanvapi case, the petitioners have also claimed that physical evidence of the temple exists inside the Shahi Eidgah. The petitioners allege that the Muslim parties can damage, delete or conceal those shreds of evidence. September 25, 2020, is the oldest of the petitions to come up for hearing in the existing bunch of cases filed by Ranjana Agnihotri and others. Today, it will be produced in the court of civil judge (senior division) on Friday.