TFP/ Syed Sufwan Mohiuddin
Hyderabad, Sept 29: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said that despite the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991, being in place, the civil suit was filed in the Mathura court seeking ownership of the entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janambhoomi land in the temple town and removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid.
Owaisi said that according to the 1991 Act for Places of Worship the suit filed is not maintainable and questioned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government whether they will tell the court that according to the 1991 Act for Places of Worship the suit filed is not maintainable or will they use the issue for their own political benefit.
He also recalled his statement after the Supreme Court’s verdict on disputed Ayodhya land, wherein he anticipated that “with the verdict of the Apex Court ruling in favor of belief over facts, other old issues including that of Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi and Shahi Idgah Masjid in Mathura” would also be taken up.”
Owaisi further stated that, “As the Supreme Court had upheld beliefs and kept aside the rule of evidence in Ayodhya case, they (who filed the suit in Mathura court) hope that the court will uphold beliefs and keep aside the rule of evidence again and in every case.”
The site in Mathura is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Along with Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya and Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, it’s one of the three sites which Hindu outfits, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), want to be restored to Hindus.