Verdict in the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi–Shahi Idgah Mosque dispute case of Mathura was reserved by a court in Mathura today. The case pertains to a petition that has been filed in a Mathura court seeking ownership of 13.37 acres of land of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, and also the removal of the Shahi Idgah Mosque that it claims has been built on the Janambhoomi.
The case has been filed by Advocate Ranjana Agnihotri and six others had last year filed a claim in the case with the civil judge. The respondents in this case are The Sunni Central Waqf Board, Shahi Idgah Mosque, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust, and Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Seva Sansthan .
The petitioner has pleaded the court to get the Idgah demolished by declaring it illegal.It also requests the handover of the entire land to the de-facto owner the Lord Shri Krishna Virajman.
The petition has requested for excavation of the disputed site under the courts supervision as it claims the mosque to be at the exact place where the cellar of Kansa lies. This claim has been made a couple of times before also in petitions in different courts.
Supreme Court of India has received a petition filed to challenge the land transfer of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi’s land to the mosque through an illegal agreement and an unauthorized way on August 12, 1968 without jurisdiction..
The petition mentions that the mosque in question (Shahi Idgah) had been built on 13.37 acres of land that belonged to Thakur Keshav Dev Maharaj Katra.The question arises that how could a party sell the property that was not the owner.
In the other words, agreement between Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and Shahi Idgah Management Committee are completely null and void as the Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan was not the owner of the said property.