All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen said on Friday that the mosque demolished by municipal authorities will be rebuilt on the same spot where it was razed four days ago in Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Telangana assembly member Kausar Mohiuddin, along with other AIMIM leaders and local residents offered Friday prayers at the same location in Green Avenue Colony where Masjid-e-Khaja Mahmood was located and demolished on Tuesday.
After the prayers, Mohiuddin said the mosque would be rebuilt in the same place. The lawmaker claimed that on the representation of AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, the state government has allowed the reconstruction of the mosque.
Only 50 people were allowed to offer Friday prayers. Police had made tight security arrangements in the area to prevent any untoward incident.
The mosque demolition had triggered strong protests by local Muslims. AIMIM staged protests at the municipal office and the office of the Rangareddy district Collector.
Taking a serious note of the demolition, AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi made a representation to the state government.
The Municipal Administration department had formed a three-member committee, which visited the municipal office and the place where the mosque was demolished. It was made clear after the panel’s visit that the government will not create hurdles in the reconstruction of the mosque.
On Tuesday morning, the municipal authorities demolished the mosque by deploying bulldozers in the presence of the police. The action was taken on the complaint of a local resident that the place of worship was built without approval. However, the Muslim residents of the area claim that the mosque was built after obtaining all the permissions.