Plea filed in SC over T-HC July 15 order on Old Secretariat mosque demolition

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  4 Sep 2020 9:18 AM GMT
Plea filed in SC over T-HC July 15 order on Old Secretariat mosque demolition

HYDERABAD: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging Telangana High Court's July 15 order pertaining to mosques demolished at the Old Secretariat.

It is a review petition against the order that recorded consent between the state government and Telangana Waqf Board member regarding mosques demolished during the process of Old Secretariat demolition.

The matter will be heard by the Supreme Court today.

The petition has been filed by Khaja Bilal Ahmed to grant a stay on the July 15 order and to preserve the place where the old mosques were situated.

The petition says that the two mosques- Jamia Masjid and Masjid Hashim were demolished when the Telangana government began razing down the Old Secretariat complex in Khairatabad.

On July 9, an individual had represented the Telangana State Waqf Board, who had no consent from the body. Mohd Zakeer Hussain Javid, a member of the board, had approached the court to seek an ad-interim injunction from demolishing the mosques.

The petition states that though Javid had claimed himself to be the representative of TSWB, the body did not authorize him.

It also states that Telangana High Court disposed of the writ without any proof from the state government as to where the new mosque would be built. It says that no plan/map has been brought into the public domain regarding the new mosques.

Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao has preciously expressed his grief over the demolition of the two mosques.

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