Opinion: The survey of Shahi Idgah Mosque of Mathura is completely against the Special Worship Act.

<पी शैली="पाठ-संरेखण: औचित्य सिद्ध करें;">Allahabad High Court approved the petition to conduct survey of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Shahi Idgah Mosque in Mathura under the supervision of Advocate Commissioner. Now the court will hear the matter again on December 18 on what method of survey should be adopted. But as far as I believe, this decision is not right in any respect. This is completely against the Places of Worship Act.

When this law Special Worship Act was brought, the reason behind it was the demolition of Babri structure and the subsequent communal violence that broke out across the country. Since the Supreme Court had also taken a tough stance on this entire matter, after which the government had brought this law and promised that the status quo of religious places which existed in 1947, would be maintained. Its nature will not be changed nor will any suit be filed regarding its ownership rights. Along with this, the five-member bench had also written a lot in the Babri Masjid judgment. In this respect, the decision of Allahabad High Court is not justified in any respect.

Violation of Special Worship Act

If the question arises that Allahabad High Court accepted the petition for Shahi Idgah Masjid survey, then what is the point of that survey. If we assume that anything comes out in that survey, then what is the point of it, whereas the law says that a suit cannot be filed. It will not happen like Babri demolition. In such a situation, you have to see what will be the consequences of this.

Surveys were conducted even after the demolition of Babri structure. What is the value of those surveys? Those surveys clearly say that we are not sure that there was a temple beneath it. But this decision came. In such a situation, there is a conspiracy to spread communal violence in this country and it is very unfortunate that the court is not able to see it.

What is the point of survey?

A question definitely arises that there is a provision in the Special Worship Act that the status quo should be maintained and only a survey has been ordered by the court. But what is the point of the survey? What solution is emerging from the survey? Suppose it is said that there was a temple there and even if it comes out in the survey, it will still be according to this Special Worship Act.

No puja has taken place there since 1947. Eidgah is being used there. Namaz is being offered on every Eid-Bakrid. In such a situation, there is no end to this survey. It doesn’t serve any purpose at all… except that it will cause trouble. Except that it will create animosity. Except that this survey will increase the possibility of further tension between the two communities. In fact, this is the purpose of this entire petition.

Why will tension increase?

As far as this argument or the Hindu side says that if a survey is done then we will know what is there beneath it, then it is true that the Hindu side believes that the temple is buried beneath it. They believe this and that is why they have filed this petition. There is only one thing that matters and that is the rule of law. The law clearly says that the status quo will remain in all the religious places that have existed since 1947. Except for the Babri structure, because this law was brought in the country after it was demolished. In such a situation, even when this petition itself is wrong, this Advocate Commissioner, Khudai cannot say anything is right.

The question is that how can the Ayodhya case be called different from Gyanvapi or Mathura, then my answer is that there is nothing different. It’s the same kind of strategy. Same kind of people. As far as Gyanvapi is concerned, there is a small debate because some people had gone and worshiped on the left side of the wall. This is their claim. However, there is no evidence of that. But, even that is not a claim here. Here there is Idgah, the temple is at its place and the birthplace is at its place.
In such a situation, when it is Kashi or Mathura, when both the temple and mosque are in their place, then why is there a need to conduct a survey? what is the purpose? Do they want to cause violence?

There is a place in Abu Dhabi, where there are temples, mosques and churches. People from all over the world come there to see. It is not even a secular country. Here Hindus and Muslims have always lived together and will always live together. Then temples and mosques also remained together. There are many such places in Banaras where temple and mosque are together. There are many places in the country where temples and mosques are right next to each other. This is a sign of tolerance. According to law, this tolerance should be increased, here such a decision makes things wrong.

[नोट- उपरोक्त दिए गए विचार लेखक के व्यक्तिगत विचार हैं. यह ज़रूरी नहीं है कि एबीपी न्यूज़ ग्रुप इससे सहमत हो. इस लेख से जुड़े सभी दावे या आपत्ति के लिए सिर्फ़ लेखक ही ज़िम्मेदार हैं.]

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