Lucknow: A court has accepted a petition seeking demolition of the Shahi Eidgah mosque in Mathura. The action was taken by the Mathura Civil Court. The petition was filed seeking removal of the church from Krishna Janmabhoomi.
The civil court had earlier dismissed the petition. Two petitions were filed yesterday demanding that Muslims be barred from entering and praying at the Eidgah Mosque and that the mosque be closed and sealed. The court was approached by a group of lawyers and law students. This is despite nine petitions filed earlier by various Hindu organizations.
Lucknow-based lawyer Shailendra Singh has filed a petition in the Mathura District Court seeking an injunction restraining Muslims from praying at Shahi Eidgah. The second petition also called for the appointment of security personnel to ensure that no changes are made to the mosque compound.
Mahendra Pratap Singh, counsel for the petitioner Thakur Keshav Dev Maharaj, had said that the Shahi Eidgah Mosque, like the Gyanwapi Mosque, could prove to have Hindu symbols. Mahendra Singh had said in the application that the Shahi Eidgah mosque should also be sealed.