What is the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah dispute?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Jan 16, 2024

Land title dispute

Case over ownership of 13.37 acre land housing temple and mosque.

1968 agreement

Deal between Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and Shahi Masjid Eidgah Trust.

Disputed land divided

10.9 acre given to Krishna Janmabhoomi, remaining 2.5 acre to Shahi Eidgah.

Fresh plea

Hindu petitioners challenge "illegal compromise," demand full ownership of land.

Krishna Janmabhoomi

Plea claims centuries-old Shahi Eidgah built on birthplace of Lord Krishna.

Demand for survey

Plea alleges Aurangzeb built mosque by demolishing Katra Keshav Dev temple.

Evidence in architecture

Plea claims existence of carvings of Hindu mythological figures on mosque walls.

Places of Worship Act

Mosque committee seeks to dismiss plea citing the 1991 law that protects religious character of any place of worship.

Allahabad HC orders survey

Dec 14, 2023: HC allowed an inspection overseen by a court appointed commissioner.

SC stays HC order

Jan 16, 2024: Apex court stays the survey order, issues notice to Hindu petitioners.