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June 12, 2024
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“Supreme Court blocks survey in Mathura’s Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah dispute”

New Delhi: In a significant development, the Supreme Court has intervened to halt the survey planned for the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah case in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, overturning the earlier decision of the Allahabad High Court.

The High Court, in December, had granted approval for a court-monitored survey in the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah case, sparking a wave of discussions and debates. However, the latest directive from the Supreme Court has effectively put a stop to the proposed survey.

The petitions filed in the Allahabad High Court argued that the Shahi Idgah Mosque has historical ties to the Hindu community, with claims suggesting it is situated on the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The petitioners contended that the mosque contains several Hindu religious symbols, indicating its association with a sacred Hindu site. As a result, they asserted that a commission should be appointed to gather factual evidence to aid the court in reaching an informed decision on the matter.

On December 12, the Allahabad High Court had given the green light for the survey, ordering the appointment of a commissioner to assess the Shahi-Idgah Mosque. However, the recent Supreme Court decision has effectively suspended this order, adding a new layer of complexity to the ongoing legal saga surrounding the Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Idgah case in Mathura.

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