Hindu activist says Idgah tower will be demolished, police book case

Bengaluru, Aug 10 (IANS): Karnataka Police have filed an FIR against a Hindu activist and leader for issuing a statement that Idgah tower located in the premises of controversial Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru will be destroyed, police said on Wednesday.

Chamarajpet police in Bengaluru have booked a case against Bhaskaran, the President of Vishwa Sanatan Parishad for issuing the statement to create communal discord in society.

Bhaskaran, who is waging a legal battle and is active in the agitations demanding that the controversial site must be handed over to the state government from the Wakf board, had said that he would get the Idgah tower demolished on the lines of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently declared that the controversial site belonged to the revenue department. Following the development, Congress local MLA Zameer Ahmad Khan had announced that while the Tricolour flag will be hoisted for the first time during the Independence Day, permission won't be given for celebration of the Ganesha festival.

Hindu activists have demanded that Idgah tower must be demolished as it would lead to complications while celebrating Hindu festivals.

The Wakf Board has stated that they would approach the court in connection with BBMP's decision of declaring it as a property of the Revenue department.

Bhaskaran while talking to the media said that the Idgah Maindan should be utilised as a playground henceforth. He had given a deadline to the government to get the Idgah Tower demolished before December 6.

He further stated that if the government failed, then they were already in touch with Hindu organisations in Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and also in different parts of Karnataka to gather a large number of people to demolish Idgah Tower.

Taking up a suo moto complaint against him, the police have stated that Bhaskaran had caused a hurt to the religious feelings which will spoil the peace in society.



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  • narayan, Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 11 2022

    Its codemnable and legally wrong to destruct place of workship and not be encouraged. I am staying next to that maidan. The picture is misleading and wrong. Giving impression that big masjid is there. The maidan has a old single 20 feet wall only structure at one side. not a big building The revenue department has exchanged large acres of land and provided alternate place closeb decades ago. This maidan was designated as playground. In 1961 , when muslim wanted to continue praying in the land (after the exchange of land) they approached supreme court (Its not a title deed but permission only) during bakrid. The supreme court allowed. But in recent years no hindu festival is allowed on this land except muslim festival. The ground continues to remain a playground remaining of the time though. I see no issue in sharing this common ground. the only ground in one of the oldest area of bangalore, among both community for festival and as playground. Giving even preference to muslim during bakrid should be fine. But sadly its getting rejected by muslim wakf even though they do not have any valid document other than permission from supreme court. The wakf did not product any supporting document for their claim. The 1961 was rejected by municipal authority since it had not contested the title of the land but only seeking permission.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Aug 11 2022

    Now the height is already reached .One has to show to these people heat of the law.Simply shouting like monkeys in forest ,tell them who has to say what and to whom.Thinking every building is theirs or is a Ram Mandir?Have to learn that India is big ,there are others too living since ages.WHY IS this hatred?Since these people are shouting and looting and murdering peace is gone to dogs.Or donkeys.?

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    No individua or organization has the right to take law in their hands. The structure is there since centuries without offending anyone as state monument then what is tickling these outlaw goondas to destroy it. Is it because they can not put their name outside this historic building?.

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