Fatehabad: An ancient mosque at Bhirdana village in Fatehabad district of Haryana has been vandalised and a complaint has been registered against three persons by Wakf Board in Sadar police Station.

This historical mosque is mentioned in ‘The Gazette of India’ dated October 17, 1970. Although, no obeisance or performing Namaz takes place there, the mosque comes under the authority of Haryana Wakf Board.

Trustee Mohammad Usman Khan said that on October 31, they got the information that a resident of Bhirdana village, Ram Sharan Mehta, along with his two aides vandalised the village mosque and their act had disturbed religious harmony in the region. He further added that he and rent collector Azad Mohammad reached the spot and tried to restrain them from doing so which went in vain. Khan also alleged that he and his associates were abused by the attackers when they tried to stop the attackers.

 “According to Section 2 of ‘Place of Worship (Special Provision) Act, 1991’ enacted by Government of India with reference to Holy places, the religious character of any place must be the same as it was on August 15, 1947,” said Mohammad Usman Khan.

Om Prakash, in-charge of Sadar Police Station, conceded that the mosque had been ruined, but he denied any casualty.


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