Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Shahi Idgah Mosque in Mathura’s Survey Order has been put off by the Supreme Court

Shahi Idgah Mosque

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Allahabad High Court ruling which allowed survey of the 17th century Shahi Idgah Mosque supervised by court in Mathura.

Decision related to Shahi Idgah Mosque

A “vague” goal was put forth by the bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta regarding the appointment of a commissioner for the mosque survey. You are not permitted to submit a speculative application to be appointed as a court commissioner, they stated. The goal needs to be made very clear. The Supreme Court declared, “You cannot leave everything to the court to investigate.”


The Muslim side had filed a plea arguing against the high court ruling permitting a commissioner to visit mosques, which the Supreme Court was now debating.

Hindu organizations demanded a survey, contending the mosque was built on the birthplace of Lord Krishna. In December of last year, a municipal court accepted the plea; however, the Muslim side appealing to the Supreme Court.

A Mathura court has received a plea from the Hindu side demanding full custody of the disputed 13.37 acres of land. Demolition of the historic Katra Keshav Dev temple was done to establish the centuries-old mosque, according to claims. They claimed Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor, issued the order.

The petitioners present a few mosque walls with lotus patterns and shapes purportedly resembling the Hindu serpent deity “sheshnag” as proof.

A survey similar to Gyanvapi’s was conducted by a court-appointed and monitored advocate commissioner and was approved by the high court last month.

This act is also referred to as act of communal dispute by the political parties ahead of election.

Similar to case of Ayodhya and Gyanvapi… 

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