Home » Section 144 imposed around disputed mosque in Mangaluru | Bengaluru

Section 144 imposed around disputed mosque in Mangaluru | Bengaluru

Section 144 imposed around disputed mosque in Mangaluru | Bengaluru

Bangalore:

Section 144 has been imposed within 500 metres of the Malali Juma Masjid in the outskirts of Mangaluru after a VHP leader claimed a ‘Ram Mandir-like campaign’ would be undertaken.

ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Large gatherings have been banned within 500 metres of a mosque in Karnataka’s Mangaluru after a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader warned of a ‘Ram Mandir-like campaign’ in the fight for control of premises on which a Hindu temple-like architectural design was reportedly found. The designs were reportedly found during renovation work late last month, news agency ANI had said.

Mangaluru authorities imposed Section 144 at 8 pm Tuesday and this will be in place till 8 am Thurrsday.

The Hindu temple-like architectural design was reportedly discovered underneath an old mosque in Mangaluru’s Malali when renovation work was undertaken by mosque authorities on April 21.

The VHP held a meeting Sunday – attended by villagers as well as a local BJP leader. At the meeting, it was decided rituals would be performed to ascertain the presence of God on the premises.

Reports said the ‘Thamboola Prashne’ ritual will be performed in the village (not on the disputed site) before May 26 and then a ‘Ashtamangala Prashne’ will also be performed.

See also  61-year-old man dies during sex with partner in hotel

The VHP leader was quoted by news agencies as saying they will simultaneously continue a legal fight. “All Hindus here strongly believe there was definitely a Hindu god. After all these rituals we will form a committee to regain the place. The fight might be like the Ram Mandir campaign,” he said.

Bharath Shetty, a local MLA has called for an archaeological survey to be undertaken in the matter.

Shetty told reporters that leaders of VHP and the Bajrang Dal, as well as other Hindu organisations, went to court and got a stay on the demolition of the mosque so the temple-like structures are not destroyed without investigation. “The Archaeological department should conduct a total survey to find out the truth,” he said.


Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads



  • Pet parents such as Vidhi Vishnoi, a Gurugram-based tax manager, chooses to leave her almost two-year-old German Shepherd with friends and family, or takes him along on her travels, after sour experiences with boarding facilities in the past. (Photo: Shutterstock)

    Furry tales: Pet parents vs boarding centres

    These centres make it easier for pet parents to tend to their travel needs while being assured that their bundle of joy is taken care of. “I have had bad experiences twice at different boarding centres,” shares a Gurugram-based educator, Parul Gupta, who feels that a big challenge that pet parents face while leaving their furry baby, is the temperament issue of other pets residing there.


  • The Karnataka High Court has extended the deadline for the state government to hold the impending local body elections in the state to 12 weeks. (PTI Image)

    Karnataka local body polls: HC gives 12 weeks for delimitation, reservations

    The Karnataka high court has extended the deadline for the state government to hold local body elections, which include zilla and taluk panchayat polls and those for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The Supreme Court had ordered that all states and union territories in the country must hold pending elections to their local bodies within two weeks while hearing a case pertaining to Madhya Pradesh earlier this month.


  • The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP-JJP government has set a lofty target to diversify at least one lakh acre land under paddy cultivation to crops such as pulses, cereals, cotton and maize every year to check Haryana’s rapidly deleting ground water table (Representative Image/HT File)

    Haryana’s money-linked diversification drive:Area under paddy cultivation reduced by 10% in 2021

    Two years after it was rolled out, the Haryana government’s financial incentive-linked diversification drive, has gained some ground with area under water-guzzling paddy reducing by 10% in 2021. As per official data, during the kharif season in 2021 crop diversification took place on 51,878 acres. As many as 62,562 farmers were paid 53.34 crore as incentive for opting for crop diversification. It came down to 14.60 lakh acre in 2021.


  • On Tuesday, the chief secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a high-level meeting about recruitments being made through the J&K Public Service Commission, Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (J&K SSB), J&K Police Recruitment Board and J&K Bank in the UT. (PTI File Photo/ Representational image)

    Jammu and Kashmir SSB registers highest-ever recruitment in 2021-22

    The J&K SSB registered the highest-ever recruitment in 2021-22, since its inception, said the J&K government. On Tuesday, the chief secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a high-level meeting about recruitments being made through the J&K Public Service Commission, J&K Service Selection Board, J&K Police Recruitment Board and J&K Bank in the UT. “Previously, the J&K Service Selection Board recruited 8,580 and 8,115 candidates in 2009 and 2015, respectively.”


  • When Bhagwant Mann inducted Vijay Singla, a dentist, as the Punjab health minister, he was a surprise pick over several two-time legislatures and eight other doctor MLAs with higher qualifications than him. Singla was sacked over graft charges by CM Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

This is original news content created by on www.hindustantimes.com, Newslogic.in or any author at newslogic.in has no rights over this content. This content is auto fetched from the original post, the link to the original post is given below.

Reference link