Allahabad HC Dismisses PIL to Declare Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Mosque as Krishna Janmabhoomi

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL that sought the court to declare the site of the Shahi Idgah Mosque in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district as Krishna Janmabhoomi.

A two-judge Bench comprising Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ashutosh Srivastava quashed the PIL filed by Mahek Maheshwari, and others.

The PIL sought the removal of the Shahi Idgah Mosque, alleging it was built on the site of the birthplace of Krishna an dhanding over of the land to the Hindus and a proper trust be formed to build a temple on the land.

In an interim plea, the petitioner also sought permission for Hindus to worship at the mosque on certain days of the week and during the festival of Janmashtami, till the disposal of the petition.


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