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Delhi Govt. to allow prayers at ‘demolished mosque’ site

Taru Bhatia
Agence India Press

New Delhi: To defuse the crisis over demolition of a mosque in south Delhi, The government on firday assured locals that prayers will be allowed at the spot.
Amid heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces in the Jangpura-Nizamuddin area, some 1,000 people offered prayers in front of a police station
Meanwhile, some 3,000 people took out a march from Jama Masjid towards Jangpura where the mosque, built “illegally” on DDA land, was demolished.

When asked if they were restricting entry to the site, A police official, while talking to Agence India Press said, “We are not stopping them but are taking maximum precaution to prevent any untoward incident.”

There was heavy deployment of forces in Nizamuddin and Jama Masjid area. Paramilitary troops, including Rapid Action Force personnel and policemen, were present in large numbers and entry of heavy vehicles was restricted on Mathura Road stretch from Bhogal to Nizamuddin crossing.

Mulayam Singh Yadav Samajwadi Party leader described the demolition of the mosque as a “very sad” incident.

It is to mention here,Delhi Develpoment Authority had demolished the mosque on January 12, sparking protest in the area. (AIP)

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