Krishna Janmabhoomi: Allahabad High Court to Consider PIL, Dismissed Earlier

Mitali Palnitkar

Published on: March 13, 2022 at 11:43 IST

The Allahabad High Court agreed to take up the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which seeks recognition of Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Mosque site as Krishna Janmabhoomi. The Plea was dismissed earlier by default.

The Plea filed by Advocate Mahek Maheshwari was dismissed on January 19, 2021 on account of absence of the Petitioner, who was supposed to appear in person and was not represented by any Lawyer.

The Application for Restoration of the Petition was immediately filed after the Petition was dismissed and allowed by the High Court recently.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Prakash Padia restored the Plea in an Order dated February 17, 2022. The Plea was restored on the ground that the Application for Restoration was immediately filed without any delay.

The Writ Petition was filed in the High Court seeking removal of the Mosque which was allegedly built on Krishna Janmabhoomi. The Petitioner prayed that the land shall be handed over to the Hindus and a trust for Krishna Janmabhoomi Janmasthan be formed for building the temple.

In the Interim, the Plea also sought permission for Hindus to worship at the Mosque on certain days in a week and on days of Janmashtami until the disposal of the Petition.

The Petitioner further prayed for Court-Monitored GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) based excavation of the structure by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The matter is listed for further Hearing on July 25, 2022.

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