Hyderabad: Masjid-e-Khaja bulldozed late at night in Shamshabad

According to MBT leader Amjadullah Khan, a local resident of Shamshabad in the area named Vishal Singh allegedly approached the court contesting the mosque’s construction.

Locals at Shamshabad talk to police officials after the mosque’s demolition. (Image: Screengrab)

By Shaista Khan / Siasat

Hyderabad: A mosque here was reportedly demolished at Shamshabad by the local municipality with help from the police. The Masjid-e-Khaja Mehmood was allegedly bulldozed by municipal officials along with the RGIA (Cyberabad) police here on Monday night.

Majilis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjedullah Khan, visited the spot after learning of it and alleged it was done with a bulldozer. He claimed that the local municipal officials demolished the Masjid-e-Khama at 3 a.m. The masjid is situated at Green Avenue colony in Shamshabad.

“The mosque at Shamshabad was constructed three years back and five times prayers were held there regularly. The colony came up on 15 acres, and a majority of the people staying there are Muslims. In 2016, Taher Ali and Tayeb Ali, of Prestige Infra marked two plots of 250 square yards of land for the mosque and was constructed,” said Amjedullah Khan.

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