HC seeks DDA`s response on wall around mosque

The Delhi HC on Monday sought DDA`s response on a plea alleging that the agency has failed to comply with the court`s earlier order to rebuild a wall around the area where a mosque built on govt land was recently demolished.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 19:20 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought
DDA`s response on Jangpura RWA`s plea alleging that the agency
has failed to comply with the court`s earlier order to rebuild
a wall around the area where a mosque built on government land
was recently demolished.

Issuing a notice to DDA, Justice GS Sistani sought its
reply by March 1 as to why the agency failed to rebuild the
wall as per this court`s January 17 directions.

The court was hearing an application filed by Jangpura
RWA that DDA had failed to rebuild the wall around the demised
area as a result the possession of the razed area being taken
back by members of the Noor Charitable Society.

The residents also sought the court for withdrawal of its
earlier order granting concession to the Society allowing 10
of its members to offer prayers for two months.

Meanwhile, the Society members today assured the court
through an undertaking that only 10 persons would be allowed
to offer namaz at the place marked for the Society member to
offer prayer.

Seeking cancellation of the concession granted to at
least 10 people to offer namaz on the 2.5 feet area left for
the Society, the residents claimed members of the Society
were violating the court`s previous order.

Following a court direction on a contempt plea of
Jangpura residents, DDA had demolished the religious
structure last month and reclaimed the land.

The court, however, subsequently allowed only 10 people
to offer the prayers for two months and also directed DDA to
build a wall around the area.

PTI