New Delhi, Jan 15 (JNN): The Government promised to rebuild the Noor Masjid in Jangpura, which was declared illegal by the Delhi High Court and demolished on Wednesday, following uproar in the region.

Expressing her discontent, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit termed the act of demolition as “unfair” and held responsible the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which did not consider informing the Delhi Wakf Board while presenting its case before the court.

"I have sent a note to the Prime Minister apprising him about the situation," she was quoted as saying in media reports.

The DDA had, however, pleaded that it abided by the order of the court. The Wakf Board was disappointed as an application filed before the High Court on Friday seeking a “correction” of its order was rejected.

Moreover, the court also rebuked it and threatened to impose a heavy fine on it following which the board hurriedly pulled out its application back.

Meanwhile, Opposition leaders are not lagging behind to exploit the situation to their advantage. Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav reached Jama Masjid to back a large gathering of angry and restive people, soon after the Chief Minister met Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari assuring him to rebuild the mosque and allowing prayers.

"Mosques are the identity of Muslims," the media reports added quoting Yadav as saying. "By demolishing them the Government is trying to oppress the community. We will fight against it."

The Government had to resort to heavy security after a sizeable crowd reached Nizamuddin on taxis, motorbikes and buses. The security included 1000 policemen, six armed companies RAF, Rajasthan Armed Constabulary and Delhi Police reserve battalion.

Six people, including four policemen, were injured and 23 vehicles damaged when locals from the Nizamuddin JJ Colony entered the disputed area and a crowd from Jama Masjid reached the barricade on Mathura Road near the Nizamuddin police station.