Petitioner Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh, who claims Qutub Minar as his own, has got a setback from Delhi's Saket court. The court dismissed the intervention petition filed by Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh.
Hearing on the petition seeking restoration of the alleged temple inside Qutub Minar on October 19
The Saket court will hear on October 19 a petition seeking restoration of the idols of God in the alleged temple premises inside the Qutub Minar property.
Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh had claimed on Qutub Minar
The petitioner, Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh, had claimed that he was the heir to the United Provinces, Agra, and was the owner of several properties in and around Delhi. He said that the properties owned by him include Qutub Minar.
Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh's lawyer gave such an argument in the court
ML Sharma, counsel for Kunwar Mahendradhwaj Pratap Singh, claimed that the petitioner is the successor of the then ruler of the United Provinces, Agra, who ruled the region since the 16th century. He said that the area between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers is owned by the ruling family. Sharma had alleged that the government had encroached upon the entire area. The lawyer had claimed that without any merger, treaty or merger document or payment of compensation, the government encroached upon the land of the petitioner for intervention and that crores of people have encroached upon it on behalf of the government.
ASI said in court, Singh has no right in the matter
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had said in this case that Singh had no right in the matter and the claim of ownership lapsed on the principle of delay and negligence. The doctrine states that the courts will not help those who do not claim their rights.