India: 13 mosques vandalized; religious books burnt during communal violence in Mewat Featured

A delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind visited the affected areas of Mewat after the recent violence and found that 13 mosques had been vandalized, religious books burnt, and Tablighi Jamaat members attacked.

Jamiat Ulama-al-Hind has launched a proactive mission to provide relief, conduct surveys, pursue legal remedies, and renovate the mosques. The organization's multifaceted approach aims to address the situation, heal affected communities, and uphold justice.

The delegation's findings have revealed that mosques were deliberately targeted by communal forces. Mosques were vandalized, religious texts were set ablaze, and members of the Tablighi Jamaat were assaulted. To date, the delegation has visited 13 affected mosques, including six in Palwal, three in Hodal, three in Sohna, and one in Gurugram.

The delegation also found that the state government and administration engaged in the illegal demolition of Muslim residences and shops. This action, described by the High Court as resembling a form of community genocide, was only curtailed due to the timely intervention of the court.

Shockingly, those responsible for the acts of violence against homes, places of worship, the desecration of the Holy Quran, and attacks on mosque imams and Tablighi Jamaat members have yet to face legal consequences. This alarming situation has been highlighted in a report presented by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind delegation.

Under the leadership of Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-al-Hind, and supported by prominent organizers including Maulana Ghayur Ahmed Qasmi, Maulana Qari Naushad Adil, Qari Aslam Budedvi, and Maulana Sajid Rajopur, the delegation is actively working to address these challenges. Additionally, the relentless efforts of individuals such as Maulana Yahya Karimi, Qari Muhammad Aslam Budedvi, Mufti Muhammad Saleem Sakras, and Maulana Sher Muhammad Amini Ghasera have been instrumental in the pursuit of justice and restoration.

The delegation's visit to Bazarwali Mosque and Eidgahwali Mosque in Hodal was a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the affected community. The once-thriving community hubs now bear the scars of sectarian tensions, but the delegation's presence provided solace and hope for the future.

The list of the affected mosques is as follows:

  1. Anjuman Islam Masjid Gurugram
  2. Maulvi Jameel Wali Masjid Sohna
  3. Shahi Jami Masjid Bara Khamba Sohna
  4. Lakkadshah Masjid Sohna
  5. Bazaar Wali Masjid Hodal
  6. Eidgah Masjid Hodal
  7. Punjabi Colony Jama Masjid Hodal
  8. Madrasa Wali Masji Palwal
  9. Peer Gali wali Masjid Palwal
  10. Guptaganj wali Masjid Palwal
  11. Kali Masjid Palwal
  12. Haji Nizam Wali Masjid Bus Stand Pulwal
  13. Rasulpur Gaon Wali mosque Palwal

Jamiat Ulama-al-Hind calls on the authorities to take immediate action to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice. The organization also calls on the community to come together and rebuild the damaged mosques and homes. Only through unity and cooperation can we overcome this challenge and create a more peaceful and just society for all.



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Last modified on Tuesday, 15 August 2023 08:38