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Mathura court dismisses plea for removal of Idgah Masjid citing 1991 law

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NEW DELHI—A Mathura court on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid in Mathura stating that the mosque was built on the Krishna Janmabhoomi land.

The order was given by Additional District Judge Chaaya Sharma.

The suit was rejected citing the bar on admitting the case under the Places of Worship (Special Provisions Act, 1991.

The plea was filed through the ‘next friend’ of the deity, Ranjana Agnihotri. There were also six other petitions who called themselves as devotees of Lord Shrikrishna. They had claimed the plaintiff as Bhagwan ShriKrishna Virjman at Katra Keshav Dev Khewat, Mauja Mathura Bazaar City.”

The suit has made UP Sunni Central Waqf Board, Committee of Management Trust of Shahi Masjid Idgah, as the respondents.

The civil suit sought “removal of encroachment and superstructure illegally raised by Committee of Management of Alleged Trust Masjid Idgah with the consent of Sunni Central Board on Waqf land Khewat No.255 (Two Hundred Fifty Five) at Katra Keshav Dev city Mathura belonging to deity Shree Krishna Virajman.”

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