BJP MLA forcibly stops repair of vandalised mosque, threatens police officials

”The structure, which is standing now, will also be demolished,” he is seen saying this in a video that he has uploaded on Twitter.

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA on Sunday threatened police officials and forced them to stop repair work on a mosque in the Bithoor area of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city.

”The structure, which is standing now, will also be demolished,” he is seen saying this in a video that he has uploaded on Twitter.

The mosque and an adjoining shrine were on 17 January targeted by unidentified saffron extremists. An idol was put in the shrine and it was painted with saffron colour. The minaret of the mosque and one of its walls were vandalised.

Qari Abdul Quddus, Qazi of the Kapur city, told Clarion India on Monday he had also asked the police to repair the vandalized portion of the mosque. The police agreed. But, the MLA has stopped it.

Sanga uploaded a video clip on Twitter, claiming that the mosque was being built at the place of a temple.

Commenting on the same, Qari Abdul Quddus said that multiple attempts have been made to occupy that mosque as there are few Muslims in that area. There are many such mosques in Bithoor which are in dilapidated condition because of the neglect of local Muslim population. This particular mosque is being targeted because it has huge land worth Rs 10-15 crore.

He said he would take the matter to the court shortly. On Monday, the Qazi held a meeting with the advocates to decide about their legal fight.

On January 20, Bithoor SHO Kaushalendra Pratap Singh that they had filed two FIRs against unknown persons with regard to the incident of January 17 incident But no arrest was made in the matter.

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