Mathura Court Issues Notice Over Plea to Remove Shahi Idgah Mosque From Temple Complex Land
A Mathura court on Saturday issued notices to the Shahi Idgah Masjid management committee and others, seeking their stands on a fresh plea for the removal of the 17th-century mosque from near the birthplace of Lord Krishna in the Katra Keshav Dev temple complex here.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Dev Kant Shukla issued notices after admitting the plea, ruling that the suit is maintainable and hence admissible for detailed hearing, District Government Counsel (Civil) Sanjai Gaur said.
After admitting the civil suit, the court also issued notices to three other respondents – the president of Sunni Waqf Board, Lucknow and the managing trustees of Sri Krishna Janmabhumi Trust Katra Keshav Dev temple and Sri Krishna Seva Sansthan, Katra Keshav Dev temple. The court sought the stands of four respondents to the new plea by March 8, the next date of hearing, DGC Gaur said….