New Delhi: A Mathura Court on Friday admitted a plea seeking removal of the mosque, situated adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi in the city. It will hold the next hearing on the matter on November 18, 2020. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Government Will Bring Law to Curb 'Love Jihad': CM Yogi Adityanath
Last month, the court had dismissed the plea which claimed that the 17th century Shahi Idgah mosque was built at the birthplace of Lord Krishna. On Monday, the plaintiffs had moved the district court against the order. Also Read - SP Objects to Use of Red, Green Tiles in Railway Hospital Toilet, Calls it Insult to Party Flag
The judgment passed by the civil judge, senior division, is erroneous and against facts, Hari Shankar Jain, counsel for the plaintiffs had said. He had added that the land was purchased by Jugal Kishor Birla on February 8, 1944 from legal heirs of Raja Patnimal in the name of Madan Mohan Malviya, Goswami Ganesh Dutt and Bhikhan Lal Atrey. Also Read - Two Men Cheat UK-Returned Doctor, Sell Him ‘Aladdin ka Chirag’ For Rs 2.5 Cr in Meerut
The land was transferred to the temple deity after the registration of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust on March 9, 1951, he had said.
The petition named the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board; Shahi Masjid Idgah Trust; Shri Krishna Janambhoomi Trust; and Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan as defendants.
The plaintiffs sought an order directing the mosque management to “remove the construction raised by them encroaching upon the land within the area of the Katra Ksehav Dev temple”.
(With agency inputs)