Two days after a Mathura court passed orders to conduct an official survey of the Shahi Idgah complex at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi expressed his discontent over the same. Owaisi slammed the court order saying that it violates the contentious Places of Worship Act.
News agency ANI quoted the Muslim leader as saying, “In my opinion, the order is wrong. The civil court has violated the 1991 Act. They have used the survey as a first resort, which legal experts believe should be the last resort. I disagree with the order.”
“I am sure Shahi Idgah trust will appeal against this wrong order and higher courts will look into it,” the AIMIM chief added.
Notably, when the judgement was issued on December 24, Owaisi, clearly rattled, questioned the Judiciary’s integrity and accused it of “emboldening Sangh Parivar’s mischiefs” by delivering verdicts such as the historic one on the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid conflict.
In a tweet, the AIMIM chief wrote, “After Babri Masjid judgement, I’d said that it’ll embolden Sangh Parivar’s mischiefs. Now, Mathura Court has also appointed a commissioner to examine evidence inside Shahi Idgah complex. This is despite Places of Worship Act prohibiting such litigation.”
“It’s also despite the masjid & adjacent temple having a written settlement resolving their dispute. Please don’t preach “give and take” when one side is interested in constantly targeting Muslims,” the AIMIM chief added.
Earlier on Saturday, 24 December 2022, a court in Mathura ordered an official survey of the Shahi Idgah complex at Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The court has given this verdict following the appeal by the Hindu side.