Hyderabad Muslims Pray Near Secretariat Demanding Rebuilding of Razed Mosques

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Muslims offering prayer Near Secretariat Demanding Rebuilding of Razed Mosques

The two mosques were demolished by the authorities in July 2020 to clear space for construction of a new secretariat building

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI — Scores of Muslims on Sunday offered mid-day prayers on a road near Telangana Secretariat in Hyderabad during a protests march demanding rebuilding of two mosques demolished six months ago.

The protestors were successful in holding the prayers despite surveillance by police and intelligence agencies. The police had sounded an alert but failed to stop the protestors from assembling on the road.

The march was organised by a civil society group called Jiont Action Committe (JAC).

The JAC convenor Mushtaq Malik and other activists went into hiding and dodged the police till they reached the place and offered Namaz in front of BSNL office nearby Secretariat, Siasat reported.

The police arrived on the protest scene and took the protestors including JCC members into custody.

“We are demanding from the Government to rebuild the two Masjids immediately, the promise made by the chief minister proves out to be false” Malik was quoted by the daily.

The two mosques were demolished by the authorities in July 2020 to clear the space for the construction of a new secretariat building.

Three PILs in the Telangana High Court over the issue are awaiting a court order.

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