VIJAYAWADA: Muslim United Front State president Habibur Rahman has demanded Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu issues a government order (GO) or ordinance to exempt ancient religious structures which are being demolished by revenue officials to execute various development works.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Rahman said that a few days ago, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and revenue officials indiscriminately demolished the ancient Masjid-E-Ali at Edupugallu on the city suburbs for executing the 60km Bandar road widening works.
Rahman alleged that officials have violated High Court orders by demolishing the masjid. “Earlier, the minority community gave its commercial land as part of the widening of BRP road in One Town. The community will oppose the demolition of ancient grave yards and masjids in the name of development,” he said.