Bhartiya Janta Party MP in Rajya Sabha, Harnath Singh Yadav said that in upcoming winter session of parliament, he will seek an amendment to Places of Worship Act in order to remove Shahi Idgah.
By The Newster
As assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh is nearing, controversies have started gripping the politically pivotal state. Now the controversy has been raked up over the birthplace of Sri Krishna and ShahiIdgah in Mathura.
Bhartiya Janta Party Rajya Sabha MP, Harnath Singh Yadav said that in upcoming winter session of parliament, he will seek an amendment to Places of Worship Act that ensures the status quo of all the religious places as it was when India got freedom on August 15, 1947 to reclaim lord Krishna birthplace and remover Shahi Idgah mosque adjacent to the temple.
Speaking to the news agency ANI Yadav said, “Congress has ignored Hindus sentiments while finalising the law for religious place. The law states that the character of a place of worship existing on August 15, 1947, shall continue to be the same as it existed that day. This clause needs to be amended.”
While maintain that the statement is in his personal capacity, BJP MP said that the petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court but the needs to be amended in order to reclaim the birthplace of lord Krishna.
It is clear that the Babri mosque verdict has given people with extreme Hindutva approach an impetus to put such controversies in political purview, mostly to gain unjust political favour.
This is not the first time when such demand has been made for making unwanted controversy or attracting attention. Last year in October, a Mathura court dismissed same petition file by a Lucknow lawyer that sought the removal of Shahi Idgah mosque that stand in the vicinity of Sri Krishan Janmabhoomi land.
While hearing the petition, judge Chhaya Sharma cited the Place of Worship act (1991) and had rejected the plea. She had said that the law had barred any legal proceedings in the character of religious places that existed before independence.