Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen on Sunday severely condemned the demolition of Masjid-e-Ali situated in Eidpugalu in Kankipadu mandal of Krishna district earlier in the day by revenue officials of the AP government.
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.
Since May 2016, the revenue authorities have resorted to arbitrary demolition of mosques, dargahs and graveyards. The centuries-old Masjid-e-Abu Bakr, Hazrat Shah Zahoor Musafir dargah, Tarapet masjid and Jannatul Firdous graveyard were demolished, Mr Owaisi alleged. “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.
He said that the AP revenue authorities had demolished 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.
“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 he met AP Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar and demanded that the AP government immediately stop the demolition of Muslims places of worship and initiate action against the revenue authorities. He demanded that reconstruction of mosques, dargahs and graveyards demolished so far....