New Delhi: The Hindutva group, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, has now eyes on the Agra’s Shahi Jamia Masjid in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Utter Pardash state in India.
According to Kashmir Media Service, taking a cue from the Allahabad High Court’s recent order, allowing a primary survey of Mathura Shahi Eidgah Complex, adjacent to the Hindus Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, a Hindu group demanded a survey of the Shahi Jamia Masjid in Agra.
The Chairman of Bharatiya Muslim Vikas Parishad, Sami Aghai, says that the Allahabad High Court’s order goes against the 1968 agreement between Hindus and Muslims, which divided the 13.37 acres of land of the Krishna
A large number of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha members, distributing sweets near the Shahi Jama Masjid, created a tense situation in the largely Muslim-dominated area, the Indian police said.
As tension escalated, a large number of personnel from various police stations were deployed in the area.
Hindu Mahasabha spokesman Sanjay Jat demanded a survey of the Shahi Jamia Masjid in Agra, claiming that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had buried the ‘Vigrah’ taken from the Keshavdev Temple in Mathura under the stairs of the mosque.
A potential clash between the two groups was prevented by the intervention of the authorities and the elders from both communities.
The Muslim side also suffered a blow on Friday as the Hindutva dominated Supreme Court refused to stay the high court’s decision.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Bharatiya Muslim Vikas Parishad, Sami Aghai, was quoted by Indian media as saying that while Muslims may have lost the legal battle at the Allahabad High Court.
He argued that the court’s order goes against the 1968 agreement between Hindus and Muslims, which divided the 13.37 acres of land of the Krishna Janmabhoomi between them. The agreement allocated 10.9 acres to the Krishna Janmabhoomi and 2.5 acres to the Eidgah.
Sami Aghai contended that the court’s order also violates the Places of Worship Act of 1991 and it will be challenged in the Supreme Court, the report said.
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