Ignoring Waqf Tribunal stay, rituals begin at Idgah site

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 20:07

Bhopal: Ignoring a stay order from Madhya Pradesh State Waqf Tribunal, some saffron groups are performing rituals at an Idgah site in adjoining Raisen district.

A `yagya` (fire ritual) is taking place since yesterday at the Old Waqf Idgah land at Mandideep.

The Idgah management, under the state Waqf Board, had recently moved the Tribunal against the local administration`s order granting permission to Hindu organisations to perform rituals on the land from May 29 to June 6.

The Tribunal, after hearing both sides, on Tuesday stayed the administration`s permission and asked authorities to deploy security personnel at the site to prevent any untoward incident.

The administration failed to prevent the yagya, which started at the site yesterday, former Madhya Pradesh Minority Commission Chairman Ibrahim Qureshi told a news agency today.

When contacted local Sub-Divisional Magistrate Vrindavan Singh confirmed the development. Raisen Collector J K Jain said he was trying to solve the matter.

Congress MLA from Bhopal North, Syed Arif Aqueel, in a memorandum to the State Government has protested against the administration`s failure to prevent the rituals and implement the Tribunal`s stay order.

Vipin Bhargav, President of the committee organising the yagya, said they have appealed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the tribunal order.


First Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 20:07

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