Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Mathura

Mathura court allows plea seeking removal of Shahi Idgah mosque in Krishna Janmabhoomi case

The plea, filed by Lucknow-resident Ranjana Agnihotri & 6 others, claimed the mosque is constructed on a part of 13.37 acre land belonging to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust.

‘Gau Rakshaks’ thrash Muslim man in Mathura over false suspicion that he was carrying beef

A purported video of the incident shows the victim, identified as 35-year-old Mohammad Aamir, being beaten by a group of men with belts while his shirt had been ripped off.

Who is Mehek Maheshwari, MP lawyer waging battle against mosque at ‘Lord Krishna birthplace’

Advocate Mehek Maheshwari’s petition against Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Mosque, claimed to have been built on Lord Krishna’s birthplace, will be heard in Allahabad High Court in July.

Mathura student says ‘baba’ among 2 who raped her over 4 years. Suspects allege extortion

Student claims real estate agent and ‘baba’ raped her on pretext of getting her a job, filmed her, and then blackmailed her. Accused say she took nude photos of them to extort money.

Rise of Gorakhpur, fall of Mathura – How UP’s temple towns contribute to economy

We looked at the economies of the four most prominent temple districts of Uttar Pradesh – Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Mathura. And not all are growing.

‘If we don’t build temples, who will?’ UP minister wants to develop Mathura on PM’s Kashi model

UP Power Minister & Mathura MLA Shrikant Sharma says cultural nationalism is BJP's ideological commitment, but focus is on development. Also details success in power sector.

Potato prices crash, living costs rise, farmers distressed. But most Mathura voters forgive BJP

Mathura is part of UP’s struggling potato-farming belt, but its identity is deeply rooted in its status as Krishna Janmabhoomi, and Modi is still seen as saviour.

UP Police probe Dalit child’s death as father, social media allege ‘Thakurs threw acid’ on him

Boy's body fished out of stream on 26 November. Police say the boy’s post-mortem report concluded that he had died of drowning and had no external injuries on his body. 

Sec 144 imposed in Mathura after Hindu Mahasabha vows to install Krishna idol in Shahi Idgah

The clampdown comes as another Right-wing organisation, Narayani Sena, announced it would march from Vishram Ghat to Sri Krishna Janmasthan, demanding 'removal' of mosque.

Irresponsible of BJP and Anna Hazare to seek reopening of temples when Covid R-value is above 1

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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.