Delhi: Without Court order part of 250 YO mosque demolished by NDMC

by Muslim Mirror Staff

A joint encroachment removal drive was conducted by the Land And Development Office (L&DO), Central Public Works Department (CPWD), and North Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in New Delhi’s Bengali Market on Tuesday, during which a boundary wall of a mosque was demolished.

“The mosque was not touched. It was just a boundary wall that was demolished because it was an illegal encroachment,” sources told PTI.

Security personnel were present in large numbers during the encroachment removal drive.

“A joint encroachment removal drive was being conducted at Plot no. 205, Bengali Market by L&DO, CPWD and NDMC,” said Pranav Tayal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi.

Officials have stated that the demolition occurred at approximately 6:30 am and involved the removal of one of the boundary walls. They have claimed that the “illegal structure” was built on an encroached area a few months prior.

However, the mosque officials, have accused them of not providing any advance notice before initiating the operation.

An official said that “the mosque was demolished without a court order and the officials were adamant on demolishing the mosque and the Madrassa.”

He added that the Madrassa students were sleeping in the building when the authorities started to bulldoze it.

“We requested them to stop the demolition but they didn’t listen to us,” he said adding that students could’ve been injured in the process.

Chairman of the Delhi Waqf and Member Legislative Assembly, Amanatullah Khan, reached the place after the bulldozer action. He also alleged that due process was not followed and the mosque was being demolished on purpose.

“The mosque was being demolished without any court notice, the authorities should’ve followed due course of law if there was anything wrong with the structure,” he said while talking to reporters.

Suvasish Das, chief of L&DO, said that the demolition was carried out to implement a judicial order. “We only followed the judicial process. I have nothing more to comment on the matter,” he said.

The mosque, believed to be approximately 250 years old, reportedly had a portion made of concrete that was built a few months ago, and it was this section that was demolished during the operation.

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  1. 1. Only a part of the perimeter was demolished due to illegal construction. The mosque is still there. So report accurately. In any case, in Islam a Mosque in not holy; it is only a place where people get together for worship.

    2. But if you are so worried about Mosques being demolished, why have you never reported on Mosques demolished in Bahrain, The UAE, Iraq and Saudi Arabia? It is well known that in Mecca and Medina the Saudis have demolished several religious sites and mosques to build hotels and for other luxury projects. Here is a partial list:

    The Mosque of al-Manaratain
    Mosque and tomb of Sayyid Imam al-Uraidhi ibn Ja’far al-Sadiq
    The Mosque of Abu Rasheed
    Salman al-Farsi Mosque, Medina
    Raj’at ash-Shams Mosque, Medina
    Mosque and tomb of Hamza, Mount Uhud

    • Please don’t comment on mosque Demolitions in other nations. It’s is done for extension or to build a new mosque to accommodate the increasing worshippers. But here ,no warnings or warrant was produce prior to demolition. Mosques and madrasas are demolished in many states arbitrarily. This is the violation of the right to practice one’s faith which is enshrined in the constitution. If the authorities are so concerned about any encroachment, return back all the wakf board properties to Muslims.


      It is called CONSENT, the Muslims of those countries did not object, or so it appears democratically.

      Just because a man & wife CONSENT to the institution of marriage in one case, that does not AUTOMATICALLY mean that you can force any woman to marry you WITHOUT CONSENT, unless that is now what passes for the “law” in the #RAPE_public_of_India_RAM_RAJYA ?


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