SC Halts Survey Order for Shahi Idgah Near Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
SC Halts Survey Order for Shahi Idgah Near Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

On January 16, the Supreme Court intervened to stop the enforcement of the Allahabad High Court's directive for a court-monitored survey of the Shahi Idgah located next to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura.

The apex court granted permission for the proceedings to continue in the Allahabad High Court regarding the dispute over the relocation of the Shahi Masjid Idgah.

Earlier, on January 5, the Supreme Court had rejected an appeal challenging the Allahabad High Court's decision, which dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the acknowledgment of the Mosque site as Krishna Janmabhoomi and the removal of the mosque.

Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta, comprising the bench, declined to interfere with the High Court's decision, stating that the PIL was not maintainable due to several civil suits on the raised issues being already under consideration.

On October 12, 2023, the Allahabad High Court turned down a PIL filed by advocate Mahek Maheshwari, seeking the removal of Mathura's Shahi Idgah Mosque. Maheshwari claimed that the mosque was constructed on Krishna Janmabhoomi, considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna.

The petitioner argued in the PIL that various historical texts identified the disputed site as Krishna Janmabhoomi and contended that the mosque was illegitimate, as it was allegedly built through the forcible acquisition of the land.

As per the plea, the mosque was considered improper based on Islamic jurisprudence, which prohibits constructing a mosque on land acquired through force. In contrast, the petition asserted that Hindu jurisprudence recognizes a temple as such even if it is in a state of ruin.

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