NDMC Considers Demolition of Delhi’s Sunehri Masjid; Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Objects (The Wire)

In a letter, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind's president, Maulana Mahmood Madani, has conveyed his concerns to the prime minister and home minister, highlighting the potential harm to the 'shared cultural heritage'.

New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has issued a public notice for the removal of Sunehri Masjid in the capital after they received references from Delhi’s traffic police to “ensure sustainable mobility” of vehicles in the area. The NDMC is now seeking public opinion on the proposed removal of the mosque.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president, Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah, has expressed reservations about the NDMC’s notification. He underscored the potential harm to the “shared cultural heritage.”

Jamiat’s concerns

A delegation from Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind visited the mosque and met with Imam Maulana Abdul Aziz to gather further information. The Imam emphasised the mosque’s adherence to all government security directives, noting that even congregational prayers are not organised during parliamentary sessions, and the mosque does not contribute to traffic issues.

Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi, who is a part of the delegation, urged the people of Delhi to voice their opposition against the NDMC notification.

“We firmly believe that such an action would constitute a grave loss to our shared heritage. This mosque, with its profound historical significance, stands as a testament to our nation’s pluralistic ethos and the harmonious coexistence of various communities. Its existence is not only crucial for its architectural beauty but also for the spiritual and historical values it represents,” Maulana Madani said in the letter.

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