MIM Condemns AP Govt For Demolition Of Masjid:- The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) severely condemned the demolition of Masjid-e-Ali by by revenue officials of the AP government.
The Masjid is situated in Eidpugalu in Kankipadu Mandal of Krishna District. MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said that the demolition of mosques, dargahs and graveyards in the name of road widening was illegally and arbitrary.
“No mosque can be shifted or demolished as it becomes the property of Allah and no one, even the one who built it, has the right to agree for its shifting or demolition,” he said.
The revenue authorities have resorted to arbitrary demolition of mosques, dargahs and graveyards, since 2013. Mr Owaisi alleged that the centuries-old Masjid-e-Abu Bakr, Hazrat Shah Zahoor Musafir dargah, Tarapet masjid and Jannatul Firdous graveyard were demolished. “This is in utter violation of laws for protection of religious places and ignoring the stay order of the courts, requests of the AP State Wakf Board and protests of local Muslims,” he said.
The Nimra masjid, Mohammedia graveyards, Masjid-e-Bilal and idgah, Masjid-e-Ali at Eidpugalu in Kankipadu Mandal, Masjid-e-Tana Shah and graveyard at Nepally and a mosque and graveyard in Nodomolu in Pamarru mandal have been demolished by the AP revenue authorities.
“I had written to AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in May 2016 and May 2017 against these arbitrary demolitions of places of worship and action of the revenue authorities,” Mr Owaisi said.
On Sunday Owaisi met AP Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar. Owaisi demanded that the AP government should immediately stop the demolition of Muslims places of worship and take up stringent action against the revenue authorities. The mosques, dargahs and graveyards demolished so far should be reconstructed, said Owaisi.