The disputed Juma Mosque in Mangaluru’s Malali.

By Sagay Raj: A Karnataka Court rejected the plea filed by the Malali Mosque management committee to not admit the plea filed by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) to conduct a survey of the mosque located in Mangaluru. The Third Additional Civil Court of Mangaluru accepted the petition of the VHP to conduct a survey of the Mosque and dismissed the petition filed by the Mosque management board.

They had requested to conduct a survey of the mosque similar to the Gyanvapi mosque. It is a land dispute between Hindus and Muslims. Hindus claim that a temple line structure was found inside the masjid and want a survey done. Meanwhile, the Muslims claimed that it was their land,

The mosque had filed a plea with the court stating that the place belongs to the Waqf board and that the civil court should not hear the plea. Now, the civil court admitted the VHP’s plea and proceedings will continue at Mangalore civil court.

In order to ensure no untoward incident, the Karnataka State Reserve Police will provide a bandobast at the level of the Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, law and order, will visit the Malali Mosque to supervise the bandobast.

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