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After Ayodhya, Varanasi; Mathura next? court to hear plea for videography of Shahi Idgah mosque

A local court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura has agreed to hear a plea seeking videography of the Shahi Eidgah mosque adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi.

Amidst the heated debate over the revealings of the Gyanvapi Mosque videography which was directed by the court, a similar turn of events is taking place at Mathura. Petition-seeking videography of the Shahi Idgah Masjid adjacent to Krishnajanmabhoomi was recently moved to a local Mathura court, which it has agreed to hear.

The application seeks an advocate commissioner for assessment of the site “on the lines of (the) Gyanvapi mosque”, to determine “existence of Hindu artefacts and ancient religious inscriptions on the mosque premises”.

Coincidentally a day earlier before this application was filed in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura( by president of Narayani Sena- Manish Yadav ), the High Court of Allahabad had direcected it to dispose of all cases related to the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah Masjid dispute within four months.

On May 12, while disposing of a petition filed by Bhagwan Shri Krishna Virajman And Another, the High Court said: “The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Mathura, is directed to decide the aforesaid applications expeditiously, preferably within a period of four months from the date a certified copy of this order is produced before him, and after giving an opportunity of hearing to the affected parties….”

Petioner Manish Yadav said, “I requested the Mathura court to appoint a senior advocate, an advocate commissioner, and get a video survey done of Shahi Idgah immediately, because there are still remains of Hindu religion inside the mosque. These are important facts, and the Opposition can remove or delete them. The court is likely to take up my application on July 1.”

Four such petitions have been filed in the same civil court seeking survey of the disputed land and it is expected that on July 1 the court will hear the same.Earlier, an advocate named Mahendra Pratap Singh had filed an application in the same civil court seeking that a commission be appointed to survey the mosque.

Source: The Indian Express

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