“Telangana State Wakf Board along with chairman and members should visit the site to know the facts about the existence of two Masjids,” MBT spokesperson Amjadullah Khan said.
Blueprints of ‘Vaastu-compliant’ secretariat released by Telangana government (Photo Credits: Ashish Pandey)
In a letter to the Telangana Minorities Commission and the state Wakf Board, Hyderabad-based political outfit Majlis-Bachao Tehreek (MBT) has sought the protection of two existing mosques inside the Telangana Secretariat complex.
The state government on Tuesday began the demolition of the secretariat complex that is spread across 25 acres in the heart of Hyderabad.
Since the Telangana HC’s decision to vacate the stay led to the demolition of old buildings in the Telangana secretariat complex to give way to new construction, rumours are being spread that two mosques inside the complex will also be demolished, MBT spokesperson Amjadulla Khan said in his letter to the chairman of the Minorities Commission.
He also appealed to the commission to visit the site accompanied by Muslim organizations in order to apprise itself about the history of the two mosques inside the secretariat complex.
“Telangana State Wakf Board along with chairman and members should visit the site to know the facts about the existence of two Masjids. If they feel that the TRS government is hell bound to demolish the said two Masjids, the Board as an independent body, should approach the High Court and secure a stay on the demolition,” MBT’s Amjadullah Khan added.
Khan also appealed to all political parties and religious bodies, including the AIMIM, Jamat-e-Islami Hind (Telangana) and other allies of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to meet Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and inform him about the situation.