Tax authorities ask for time to investigate Qutb Shahi Mosque land


Hyderabad: On Monday, Telangana revenue department officials asked for two more days to get details of the Malkam Cheruvu (lake) Qutb Shahi Masjid near Raidurgam. Tax authorities will survey the land and mark the boundaries between the mosque and a nearby temple that has claimed the surrounding land belongs to it.

A high-level meeting was held between different departments on Monday to discuss the matter, as intruders broke into the land of Qutb Shahi Masjid and installed an idol there a day earlier. Officials from Ranga Reddy District, Department of Revenue, Telangana Waqf Board, Cyberabad Police, Greater Hyderabad Corporation GHMC and Qutb Shahi Masjid Malkam Cheruvu Committee were present.

All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Hyderabad Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi also spoke to Ranga Reddy District Collector about intruders entering Qutb Shahi Masjid. Later in the day, AIMIM MLA Kauser Board Chairman Mohiuddin Waqf Mohd Masiullah Khan, DCP Madhapur K Shilpavalli, Divisional Revenue Officer (RDO) Rajendar Nagar ChandraKala, MRO Gandipet and other officials attended the meeting.

Lawyer ZH Javed presented Waqf Gazette documents No. 3211 and 3212 which stated that Inquiry No. 82 was Masjid Qutb Shahi before the police officers. Kausar Mohiuddin also presented documents from the records of the Department of Revenue which would have shown that it was the land of the mosque since 1971 in investigation No. 82.

Waqf service shows documents

Waqf documents indicate that the land in question was registered as “Masjid e Qutub Shahi, Malkam Chervu”. Official records from the year 1971 show that a “Maseedu Poramboku” mosque is registered in the records of the revenue department.

TS Waqf Board Chairman Mohd Masiullah Khan while speaking to the media after the meeting said that they had submitted all land documents (copies of official gazette) to Ranga District Revenue Authority Reddy, who assured the first to solve the Qutb Shahi Masjid problem in two days.

Disbelievers damage the boundaries of Qutub Shahi Mosque in Shaikpet.

So far, no written order has been issued by Ranga Reddy district to the temple committee. Temple committee members said they had no role in Sunday’s incident and were not involved in the nuisance.

Raidurgam Police have registered a case against unidentified persons for allegedly entering the grounds of Masjid E Qutb Shahi in Raidurgam and creating a nuisance within its compound. A case has been registered under Section 447 (Punishment for criminal trespass)427 (intrusion into the house) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the complaint of a member of the mosque committee.

On Sunday, a crowd of 100 to 150 members broke through the perimeter wall and entered the mosque premises to perform religious rituals in a small temple. The movement of the intruders was met with opposition from the masjid committee and Muslims who approached the police.


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