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Muslim religious elders want Masjid re-built
A delegation of Muslim religious leaders called on Telangana State Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Monday, to discuss the issue of Masjid-e-Ek Khana, which was demolished by the GHMC officials on May 1 in Amberpet.
Hyderabad: A delegation of Muslim religious leaders called on Telangana State Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Monday, to discuss the issue of Masjid-e-Ek Khana, which was demolished by the GHMC officials on May 1 in Amberpet.
The delegation led by Tehreek Muslim Shabban, president, Mushtaq Malik along with the leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamait-ul-Ulema, Sunni Ulema Board, Jamiat-e-Ahle-Hadees and Alame Jamiat-ul-Mashaiq, Shia Zakereen and others discussed the Masjid-e-Ek Khana, which has turned contentious following the involvement of different political groups.
Malik told The Hans India that the meeting was called by the Home Minister to pacify the leaders including him, who had decided to organise a press conference tomorrow and offer prayers at the site, where once the mosque structure stood.
Malik said that the Home Minister had a detailed discussion over the matter with Chief Minister and Chief Secretary and assured of resolving the issue and constructing the mosque at the same site in the days to come.
As the government was busy in GHMC elections, Malik said that Mahmood Ali gave assurances that after the elections the works of the mosque construction would begin. "Mahmood Ali also said that the engineering wing has already visited the spot and inspected the area for constructing the Masjid near the bridge in Amberpet", he noted.
While describing the TRS as a secular party, Home Minister also said that the party has no intention to hurt the sentiments of any religion and has also promised to construct the Masjid without any further communal flare-up.
Mufti Gayaz Rahmani, Mufti Moghani, Mufti Abrar, Naseeruddin, Maulana Taqi Raza Abidi, Mufti Asif Umrhi, Hafiz Khaled Ali Khan Quadri Chisti, Maulana Mufti Banayeem, Ma Gaffar, Miskeen Ahmed, adv MA Shakeel, Mahboob Ali and others were present during the meeting.
It may be mentioned here that a delegation of Muslim religious leaders had met Mahmood Ali on July 2 and registered their strong protest over the illegal demolition of Masjid and had demanded the construction of Masjid at the same place. This is the second time the delegation is pacified with an assurance.