A local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura on Saturday ordered the survey of the Shahi Idgah Mosque, which is said to be built on the birthplace of Lord Krishna, by the Archaeological Survey of India.
The Court of Senior Division bench had issued an order to survey the disputed site. The report is to be submitted in court on January 20. The court has passed the order on the lawsuit filed by Vishnu Gupta of the right-wing outfit Hindu Sena.
The order is similar to that of the Varanasi court that ordered the video survey of Gyanvapi Masjid.
On December 8, national president of Hindu Sena Vishnu Gupta and vice president Surjit Singh Yadav, residents of Delhi claimed that the Idgah was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb by demolishing the temple on 13.37 acres of land of Lord Krishna’s birthplace.
The petition also challenged the agreement made in the year 1968 between Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh vs Shahi Masjid Idgah.