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Krishna Janmabhoomi Case: Muslim Side To Challenge Allahabad High Court's Order On Shahi Idgah In Supreme Court

The Muslim side prepares to contest the Allahabad High Court's decision, allowing a court-monitored survey of the Shahi Idgah premises near the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura.

Shahi Idgah and Katra Keshadev Temple
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On Thursday, the Muslim side announced its decision to challenge the Allahabad High Court's order permitting a court-monitored survey of the Shahi Idgah premises adjacent to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura. Tanveer Ahmed, Secretary of the Shahi Idgah Masjid Management Committee, stated that they would contest the high court's decision in the Supreme Court, exploring all available legal avenues, as reported by PTI. 

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) spokesperson, Qasim Rasool Ilyas, expressed support for the Shahi Idgah mosque committee's decision, asserting that the AIMPLB's legal committee would offer assistance in the matter. Ilyas highlighted the 1991 law enacted by the Central government during the Babri Masjid dispute, emphasizing that it aimed to resolve conflicts related to places of worship by maintaining the status quo as of 1947. He lamented that despite the law's intention to prevent new disputes, some elements fostering discord between Hindus and Muslims for political gain persist.

The Allahabad High Court's decision to allow a court-monitored survey of the Shahi Idgah complex marked a significant development in the Mathura temple-mosque dispute. The court agreed to appoint an advocate commissioner to oversee the survey, responding to the petitioners' claims that the mosque premises bear indications of being a former Hindu temple. Justice Mayank Kumar Jain announced that the modalities of the survey would be discussed during the upcoming hearing on December 18.

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