No mosque closed at Court road in Jammu: J&K govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that no place of worship has been closed on the road leading to the court complex in Jammu.

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 18:33 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
on Wednesday said that no place of worship has been closed on the
road leading to the court complex in Jammu.
Replying to a call attention notice by Khalid Najeeb
Suharwardy in the Legislative Council, the Minister for
Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora said that no place of
worship (mosque) has been closed at the right side of the road
leading to court complex in Janipur area of Jammu.

Jora said that one Mushtaq Ahmed of Ambedkar Nagar had
started construction of a mosque on a piece of land located on
the High Court Road in Janipur area.

He said the construction was objected by the locals
who were led by Bajrang Dal activists on the grounds that
it is being built on government land.
However, Ahmad claims that the said piece of land
belongs to him and he has given the same for the construction
of a mosque.

The minister said as the ownership of land is
disputed; it has been sealed and is being handled properly by
the concerned authorities.

He said police has been deployed in the disputed land
to maintain peace and in the area.

PTI