Despite two notices, mosque rises from ruins

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    Despite two notices, mosque rises from ruins

    NEW DELHI: It could have been a site of new archaeological discoveries but has instead turned into a religious hotspot. Hundreds of devotees are thronging the site near Jama Masjid where the remains of a Mughal-era structure were recently discovered. New walls are rapidly rising over the medieval remains. While devotees say the remains belong to the historical Akabarabadi Masjid, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has not confirmed this, choosing to step back from the whole issue.

    Matia Mahal MLA Shoaib Iqbal, who is overseeing the whole exercise, says the constructions are just temporary shelters for worshippers during Ramzan, which begins this week. Brick walls have been built over the excavated stone masonry wall with small minarets placed at two points. Hoardings stating the history of Akabarabadi Masjid have been placed at several points, and many people can be seen offering namaz.

    "The shelters are being built mainly for women and small children who come here for prayers. There is no doubt that the remains belong to the Akabarabadi Masjid that was demolished by the British over 150 years ago. We want some agency like ASI to excavate the whole area to find whatever remains that can be found,'' said Iqbal, who also indicated that plans to rebuild the mosque were very much in the offing. The MLA also said that Friday namaz would be offered at the site again on Friday despite concerns voiced by Delhi Police and the government that this could become a law and order problem.

    Heritage body ASI, the central government agency responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of historical monuments in the nation, has turned a blind eye to the developments. ASI sent a stop-work notice to Iqbal over the construction work on Tuesday, saying the area fell in the regulated zone of world heritage site Red Fort, so no construction work could be permitted. But otherwise, it has not shown any interest in the matter. A top official of ASI said they did not want to get involved. This has left historians and heritage experts stunned.

    North Delhi Municipal Corporation of Delhi has also issued a public notice informing that the land belongs to the civic agency and action would be taken against the person involved in construction work in and around the site. "The said land forms part of the Jama Masjid redevelopment plan being implemented by Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation, and any encroachment will disturb the whole planning process of Jama Masjid redevelopment plan,'' read the notice.

    A report by the Delhi circle team of ASI confirmed that the ruins were from the Mughal era and the area had potential for further investigation. However, since then, the matter seems to have reached a dead-end for ASI. Even the artefacts like pottery and vessels discovered are still lying in a locked steel box at the site and not taken over by ASI for authentication or preservation. "We have asked ASI to take the artefacts but they are clearly not interested. A notice was sent to us to stop work and we are looking into it,'' said Iqbal.

    The issue of the Masjid also came up in a high-level meeting earlier this week, where it was decided that the area should be surveyed and no new constructions should be allowed.

    Built by one of the wives of Shah Jahan, Bibi Akbarabadi, the mosque was situated in the Netaji Subhash Park area, near Jama Masjid, and is considered the twin of Fatehpuri Masjid in Chandni Chowk. The mosque was destroyed by the British in 1857 because a large group of freedom fighters had assembled there during the uprising. Plans to excavate the remains of the mosque and bring it to the surface have been afloat for years and were initially part of the MCD's Jama Masjid redevelopment plan. The excavation plans, however, never took off.

    Despite two notices, mosque rises from ruins - The Times of India
     
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    What a mockery
     
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    Is this a temporary structure?? Congress's communal politics at it's best.

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    2013 is the Election year, Khangress is trying to woo the muslim voters ..... :facepalm:
     
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    If indeed it is the ruins of historical Akabarabadi Masjid, then it is silly to build a modern structure over it.

    Religious fervour should in no way be allowed to wash away our heritage.
     
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    Matia Mahal MLA Shoaib Iqbal should be given a kick in the pants.

    But then he must be one of those teeming illiterates of that area!
     
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    The muslims must allow all hindu temples destroyed by the invaders, to be restored to us. If muslims can rebuild their mosques that also illegally, not-so-important, against the law then why not hindus??
     
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    No problems in putting faith into ASI this time Mr. MLA ?
     
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    This Friday Namaz at every odd place is a silly excuse.

    This gets my goat!
     
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    No Hindus cannot, because we are Majority & we have to be secular.
     
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    This Friday Namaz at every odd place is a silly excuse.

    This gets my goat!

    By the stupid reasoning, the Bajrang Dal will say the Babri Mazjid area is pure Hindu since the idols have been placed and they are praying there! And so they are fully empowered to raise a Temple in that area!

    These are historical sites!

    Fools!
     
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    That is the biggest problem.

    There should be an intensive archaeological survey to find all temples that were demolished by Islamic invaders. 3,000 Temples are known AFAIK.

    Then few BJP/RSS leaders should lead a large number of mob to build temple.

    Then BJP government wherever they are ruling or will rule should remain silent like Congress. Tit for Tat.

    If Congress cannot do anything because of Muslim vote bank, I don't see any reason why BJP should also not follow the same path. In fact, Hindus have legitimate demand and Muslims have nothing to ask. There is no other solution.
     
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    This act is Un-Islamic from the Koran excerpt Blah and blah :truestory:

    Evil Yindoos:taunt:
     
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    i am only one can Handel the things

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    How dare you raise finger at the one and only "Religion of Peace" :namaste:
     
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    1)Muslims are gathered near NDMC land. They are even offering Namaz and glorifying Mughalistan. Yet another mosque in this mosque infested area. Don't the local Muslims already have enough mosques to pray in? A mughal era mosque is more important than law of the country.

    2) Congress MLA initiated construction. Didn't he knew it was illegal ? Anyway, Half of the mosque already built. No action taken and i doubt anything will happen to him. Even it's too late. Police didn't stopped when Islamist were construction the mosque.

    Mission completed. Figures!!!!! :wave:
     
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    haa haa every one can target on Hindus no matter they right or wrong but no one can stop Muslim while they are wrong

    in most of Bollywood movies i saw making fun of hindus god i never saw fun about muslim allah why ???
     
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    According to secular/islamic law, you will be declared Wajib-e-Qatal and you will be hunted down by islamists till the time your head does not get spiked or if you are lucky you will be blown to pieces!

    It's their violent zeal/streak, which is an apparent reason for their appeasement by the ruling class, and this assertion gets even more validity, when reading the comments of UK politicians and others such imbeciles - who tackle islamists by doling out financial packages to build madrasasa and mosque to please violent islamists, rather than empowering islamic women and students with modern education!
     

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