The recent proceedings in the Allahabad High Court have added a new layer of complexity to the longstanding dispute over the Shahi Eidgah premises adjoining the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura. On Thursday, the court announced that it would entertain an application seeking the appointment of a court-monitored advocate commissioner to survey the contested site, deferring the decision on maintainability until later.
Scheduled for December 18, the hearing will address the specifics of the proposed advocate commission. Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu side, revealed that the court had allowed their application (no. 130 ‘Ga’) on Thursday. During the upcoming session, the court will engage with the concerned parties and determine crucial details, such as the number of appointed advocates as commissioners and the timeframe for the survey.
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The legal saga reached this juncture following the reservation of an order on November 16. At that time, the court had deliberated on the Hindu side’s application, which sought the appointment of a court-monitored advocate commissioner. This move is pivotal in the 18 original suits currently pending in the high court. The core contention in these suits revolves around the demand for a declaration asserting that the disputed land, where the Shahi Eidgah Mosque is situated, belongs to the deity Lord Shri Krishna Virajman.
The decision to conduct a survey, monitored by a court-appointed advocate commissioner, signifies a meticulous approach to gather comprehensive insights into the circumstances surrounding the contested premises. The court’s focus on addressing procedural aspects before determining maintainability reflects a commitment to a fair and thorough examination of the matter.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the Mathura case continues to be closely watched for its implications on religious sentiments, property rights, and the broader discourse on historical and cultural heritage. The forthcoming hearing on December 18 is poised to be a crucial juncture, shedding light on the trajectory of this complex legal battle.