Argument of Hindu side in Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah case begins, next hearing on 22nd

Prayag Raj On Tuesday, the Hindu side began its arguments in the Allahabad High Court in the Mathura Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah dispute case and after the hearing, the court fixed April 22, 2024 as the next date. The case is being heard by Justice Mayank Kumar Jain.

Vishnu Shankar Jain, counsel for the Hindu side, said on Tuesday that the case was sub judice and the application relating to the Houses of Worship Act and the Waqf Act could be decided only on the evidence of the parties. Jain said that merely saying that there is a mosque would not make the Waqf Act applicable. The religious character of the property cannot be changed simply by demolishing the structure, it is necessary to see whether the deed of waqf is valid or not. All these things have to be looked into in the litigation and the present suit is maintainable.

On the question of time limit, he said that the present case has been filed within the stipulated time. The alleged agreement of the year 1968 came to the notice of the plaintiff in 2020 and the suit has been filed within three years of coming to notice. Also, if the service or trust is negligent and not performing its obligations, the deity can come forward and file a suit through his next friend and in such a case the question of time limit does not arise.

Earlier, while cross-examining the Muslim side through video conferencing, Advocate Taslima Aziz Ahmadi said that the present case has been filed after the expiry of time limit. Ahmadi had further argued that the suit was filed to get possession and restore the temple after removing the structure of the Shahi Eidgah mosque. The prayers offered in the suit show that the structure of the mosque is there and is in the possession of the management committee.

Counsel for the Muslim side argued that “Thus a question/dispute has been raised over the Waqf property and the provisions of the Waqf Act will apply and thus the matter falls under the jurisdiction of the Waqf Tribunal and not the Waqf Tribunal.” inside Jurisdiction of Civil Court

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