Mewat communal violence : 13 mosques vandalized religious books burnt
The response to this unfortunate incident took a concerning turn as the state government and administration began to illegally demolish Muslim residences and shops. This action was criticized by the High Court
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New Delhi, August 12, 2023 : The delegation of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind on the directive of JUH President Maulana Mahmood Asa'd Madani, is actively involved in providing continuous relief, conducting surveys, and pursuing legal avenues in the aftermath of the recent communal disturbances in Mewat. The organization has established a relief committee, legal cell, and survey teams to address the situation. Based on their findings, the delegation revealed that various places of worship belonging to the Muslim community were deliberately targeted by communal forces. They set fire to religious texts and even assaulted members of the Tablighi Jamaat in certain mosques. A total of 13 affected mosques have been visited by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind team so far. Among these, six mosques were burnt in Palwal, three in Hodal, three in Sohna, and one in Gurugram, where tragically, the deputy imam also lost his life.
The response to this unfortunate incident took a concerning turn as the state government and administration began to illegally demolish Muslim residences and shops. This action was criticized by the High Court, which stated that it resembled a form of community genocide. The situation could have escalated further had the High Court not intervened promptly. Paradoxically, those responsible for burning homes, attacking places of worship, disrespecting the Holy Quran, and assaulting mosque imam and Tablighi Jamaat members are yet to face legal consequences. This situation has been highlighted in a report presented by the delegation appointed by Jamiat Ulama-i- Hind.
The delegation, under the leadership of Maulana Hakimuddin Qasmi, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, along with senior organizers such as Maulana Ghayur Ahmed Qasmi, Maulana Qari Naushad Adil, Qari Aslam Budedvi, Maulana Sajid Rajopur, Yasir Arafat advocate, Maulana Sabir Mazahiri, Maulana Shahid, Maulana Sher Muhammad Mifthi, and Maulana Jameel, has been actively addressing this situation. Other individuals such as Maulana Yahya Karimi, Qari Muhammad Aslam Budedvi, Mufti Muhammad Saleem Sakras, Mufti Saleem Banarsi, Maulana Sher Muhammad Amini Ghasera, and Master Qasim from Madrasah Afzal Uloom Mahon have also been participating consistently.
The delegation's courage was evident during their visit to Bazarwali Mosque and Eidgahwali Mosque in Hodal, where the impact of the unrest was palpable. The area, once vibrant with community activities, now bears the scars of sectarian tensions, and the mosques stand damaged and deserted.
The list of the affected mosques:
(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 etc.