Masjid demolished on Saturday midnight without prior intimation

Sunday, August 6, 2017
Kankipadu (Penamaluru)

As part of Vijayawada-Machilipatnam National Highway widening, the officials have demolished an old Masjid without any information to the concerned.

Muslims expressed their anguish over the demolition without any prior intimation. The old Khuran, prayer items, ‘Janaja’ and other items were damaged. YSRPC Krishna district president Kolusu Parthasarathy rushed to the spot and stood by the Muslims.

The Masjid is of 90 year old one was established in eight centres in Eedupugallu in Krishna district. The government has taken he Masjid under land acquisition and was paid Rs.18.37 lakh as compensation. The revenue officials have issued notices to the committee on July 30 giving a week days’ time that comes to an end by Saturday mid night. With the assumption of the Muslims may approach the court, the officials have demolished at midnight with two ploclainers.

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