The Masjid Akhondji, a mosque complex standing for over six centuries housing a madrasa and a graveyard, was demolished. The action comes only a few months after the DDA assured the Delhi High Court it would not demolish any mosque or archival graves and other legitimate properties owned by the Delhi Waqf Board in and around the Mehrauli Archaeological Park in response to a petition by the Delhi Waqf Board.
The demolition happened in secrecy and the area of action was sealed off to the public, including journalists. People gathered near the police barricades to see the aftermath of their action
Delhi Police sealed off access to the historic Akhonji Masjid, home to Madrassa Bahrul Uloom and sacred graves, following its sudden demolition without any prior notice. Post the Ram Mandir inauguration, a prevailing belief among the minority population suggests that mosques are under threat due to political motives.
The fear is that the demolition of mosques serves as a strategy for gaining votes, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegedly using religious sentiments to their advantage.
Dozens of children were resident students of the Madarasa had to be shifted in the chaos. Boys said they were not allowed to take the belongings during the demolition drive.