SC extends Mathura Idgah survey stay but HC land suit trial to go on | India News

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Monday extended its stay order on Allahabad high court‘s direction to appoint a commission to survey Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura near Krishna Janmabhoomi but said that the hearing on a suit on land dispute before the HC would go on.
While adjourning the hearing to Aug on a petition filed by Committee of Management Trust of Shahi Masjid Idgah against the HC order, a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta said its interim order will continue till further hearing.SC had in Jan stayed the HC order.
The committee has also challenged Allahabad HC’s order to transfer all civil suits pending in a Mathura court pertaining to the dispute to itself. It said the HC passed the order transferring all suits to itself on grounds of delay but the petitions were filed only three years ago and there was no delay. It said the parties had compromised in 1968 and now the suit was filed after 55 years which was not maintainable.
Challenging HC’s order to conduct a survey of the premises, the trust submitted that the HC could not have passed the order as the plea was barred by law and the court should first examine the issue of maintainability of the suit before granting any interim relief.

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