Mathura Court Admits Appeal Seeking Removal of Shahi Idgah Masjid from Krishna 'Janmabhoomi'text_fields
A Mathura court admitted the plea seeking to remove Shahi Idgah Masjid, situated adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi in Uttar Pradesh city.
The court of district judge Sadhna Rani Thakur on Friday accepted the appeal. The court will next hear the matter on November 18.
Last month, a Mathura civil court had dismissed a suit filed to remove the Idgah Masjid alleging it was built over Krishna Janmabhoomi.
A group of people had moved the Mathura 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 court of Senior Civil Judge Chhaya Sharma, 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.