According to the petitioner’s lawyer, a Mathura fast-track court has set July 20 as the next hearing date for a suit filed by Naga Baba disciple Gopal Baba last year regarding the relocation of the Shahi Masjid Idgah from the land of the Katra Keshav Dev temple.
On Friday, the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh issued a no-work order, and the petitioner’s lawyer, Deepak Sharma, informed the court that the case would be heard on July 20.
According to Gopal Baba, a disciple of Lord Krishna, the Shahi Masjid Idgah, which was built on a portion of a 13.37-acre plot of land belonging to the Katra Keshav Dev temple in 2021, should be relocated.
On the orders of the Mathura district judge, the suit was transferred to Additional Civil Judge (fast-track court) Neeraj Gaund, Sharma said.
This lawsuit was filed against the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, the Intezamia Committee, the Shahi Mosque, the Sri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan, and the Srikrishna Janmabhumi trust, all of which are defendants in some capacity.
Eleven lawsuits in Mathura’s courts have been filed so far, all requesting the same thing: the relocation of the Shahi Masjid Idgah