The fight to regain Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi has taken a new turn with a local Mathura court accepting the plea demanding the removal of the Shahi Idgah mosque from the Sri Krishna Janmasthan site. Reports state that District Judge Sadhna Rani Thakur posted the case for hearing on November 18.
A similar plea filed in September this year had been dismissed by the Mathura Civil Court citing the 1991 Places of Worship Act which requires all temple sites, except the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi site, converted into mosques to maintain the 1947 status quo. This Act is one of the major impediments in the reclamation of temples across Bharat that have been razed to construct mosques by Islamic Jihadi invaders.
As far as the Sri Krishna Janmasthan dispute is concerned, the 20th July 1973 judgment by the Mathura civil judge accepted the compromise between the Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Trust. However, the September plea pointed out that the compromise arrangement in 1968 between the two parties (Seva Sansthan and the Trust) was against the interest of the devotees and fraudulent as a considerable portion of the temple land was conceded illegally.
An allegation has also been made stating that the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust is the actual owner of the temple land and since it has not been active since 1958, the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan has forcefully taken over the rights of the former. Considering this fact, the 1968 arrangement becomes illegal too.
History says that it was Shri Krishna’s great-grandson Vajranabh who built a temple dedicated to Bhagwan Krishna here which was earlier known as Katra Keshavdeva. Archaeological explorations here have revealed artifacts belonging to as early as 6th Century BCE.
As pointed out by Hindupost earlier, the 1991 Act itself is an infringement on the fundamental “right to worship” and practice one’s religion guaranteed by Article 25 of the constitution. Such a blatant anti-Hindu act was allowed to pass muster under the then PV Narasimha Rao Congress government which did monkey-balancing by keeping Sri Ram Janmabhoomi out of its purview.
In his book “Hindu Temples: What Happened to them?” (Volumes 1 & 2), Shri Sitaram Goel details the brutality unleashed by marauding Islamic invaders who destroyed numerous temples and replaced them with mosques.
It is also worth reiterating that the Islamists employed cunning methods to take over Hindu temples. Islamists would more often than not partially destroy temples and replace the gopura with a dome to convert the temple into a masjid.
Additionally, they would break the vigrahas and carry them off along with temple wealth. Most of the time the pieces of these broken vigrahas would be strewn on steps of mosques for Muslims to trample upon; that was the level of hatred Islamists harbored for Hindus and other Dharmics.
It must be mentioned here that Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board’s ex-Chief Wasim Rizvi had demanded the scrapping of the 1991 Places of Worship Act and written to PM Modi urging him to take steps in this regard and rebuild all temples destroyed by Mughals.
He had even stated that the 1991 Act was passed by Congress to “appease” Muslims and that these mosques were illegal. This is ample proof that several historical wrongs have been allowed to persist without being questioned and now is the time to correct them.
In view of all these developments, it would be interesting to see what course the case takes during and after the November 18 hearing.
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