Bajrang Dal demands to vacate Jamia mosque; seek resurvey of the mosque
Bajarang Dal has submitted a PIL to the Karnataka High Court demanding to vacate Jamia Mosque. The PIL claimed that there is proof that the mosque was once a Hindu temple.
“There are traces of Hindu gods and temple structure in the Jamia Mosque of historical Srirangapatna town in Mandya district. Hence, the mosque should be vacated immediately, and also, Hindu devotees should be allowed to take bath in the Kalyani (traditional water body) located in the premises of the mosque,” the petition stated.
Bajrang Dal activists have further demanded to resurvey of the mosque on the lines of Gyanwapi masjid. The PIL was submitted on Wednesday by the state President of Bajrang Dal Manjunath. Including Manjunath, 108 devotees of Hanuman have petitioned.
The number 108 is considered auspicious in Hindu tradition and hence, 108 devotees have become parties, Bajrang Dal sources explain.
The Bajrang Dal activists have also given proof of the Mysore Gazetteer, Hindu architecture in mosque, the inscription of Hindu idols, the sacred water body, and references of British officers to the court.
Earlier, Hindutva groups had sought a nod from authorities to conduct prayers in the mosque. The issue had become a hot topic in the state.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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