600-year-old mosque demolished in New Delhi

600-year-old mosque demolished in New Delhi

The mosque’s Imam, Zakir Hussain, stated that the demolition was carried out stealthily before sunrise, with debris secretly removed to hide the act.
600-year-old mosque demolished in New Delhi

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1 Feb 2024

NEW DELHI: A 600-year-old mosque in Delhi, India, was demolished by the authorities without a prior notice.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the operation included the destruction of the historic Akhonji Masjid, housing madrassa Bahrul Uloom and sacred graves.

The mosque’s Imam, Zakir Hussain, stated that the demolition was carried out stealthily before sunrise, with debris secretly removed to hide the act.

Officials, accompanied by a significant police presence, confiscated phones, denied access to copies of the Holy Quran, and vandalized belongings of madrassa students.

This incident is part of a broader demolition drive, sparking concerns about religious freedom, cultural heritage, and the need for transparency and accountability in such matters.

The situation calls for a thorough investigation and raises questions about the protection of religious structures in the region. nationwide riots in 1992 that killed 2,000 people, mainly Muslims, after a Hindu mob destroyed the mosque that had stood there.

Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the incomplete controversial 'Ram Temple,' built on the side of demolished Babri Mosque, marking a significant development in the Ayodhya dispute.

 The Babri mosque was tragically demolished on December 6, 1992, by a mob of extremists. 

 The nationwide riots in 1992 killed 2,000 people, mainly Muslims, after a Hindu mob destroyed the   mosque that had stood there.

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