In its application to the court of Mathura senior civil judge on Tuesday (22 June), Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Aandolan Samiti offered a larger piece of land to the mosque management committee of the 17th century Shahi Masjid that stands on the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
The Hindu outfit said that it would offer a piece of land larger than the present if the mosque's management committee agrees to demolish the Mughal era structure voluntarily.
"Intazamia Committee (management committee) would be offered a piece of land larger than the one on which Shahi Masjid Idgah stands," said advocate Mahendra Pratap Singh, the president of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Aandolan Samiti, reports The Indian Express.
Sri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, also known as Katra Keshav Dev temple, was destroyed multiple times throughout history and most recently by Aurangzeb in 1670, who erected a mosque in its place.
In the late 20th century, a group of industrialists sponsored the construction of the present temple beside the original temple site in Mathura.
Many suits are pending with Mathura courts on the issue of removing the mosque from its current location.
The disputed 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 want to be restored to Hindus.
Giving a boost to the demand, in September 2020, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of saints and seers, had decided to launch a campaign to free the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.
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