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Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission Dr Zafarful Islam while speaking to ANI on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission Dr Zafarful Islam while speaking to ANI on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

Delhi Minorities Commission constitutes a committee to look into illegal mosques issue

ANI | Updated: Jun 26, 2019 18:12 IST


New Delhi [India], Jun 26 (ANI): Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission Dr Zafarful Islam on Wednesday said that a five-member committee has been set up to look into the issue of "illegal mushrooming of mosques on government land" in the city.
"We have formed a committee of five members, who will submit their report within 10 days. They will see if mosques are being built illegally. We would give the team more time if needed," Khan told ANI.
The Chairman also claimed that mosques are being targetted in the wake of upcoming elections in the national capital.
"So far we have not conducted any survey. When this issue came to us, we realised people are trying to politicise the issue for the upcoming elections. There are several illegal construction taking place in the national capital. But targetting only mosques is a kind of politics which should be avoided by the leaders," he said.
This comes after BJP Lok Sabha member from West Delhi constituency Parvesh Verma's demanded an inquiry into the illegal mushrooming of mosques.
In the letter to Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, Verma had said that if the "menace" of mosques construction is not attended on priority, it will take an "ugly turn", which will be difficult to manage later.
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari had also said that he will conduct a survey on mosques in his constituency. (ANI)

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