After Srirangapatna mosque, another row over Karnataka's Malali Masjid

Mangaluru, May 23 (IANS): After the Srirangapatna Jamia Masjid row, yet another controversy seems to be surfacing in Karnataka over the Malali mosque in communally-sensitive Dakshina Kannada district.

Activists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal have decided to take up the issue.

Recently, a 'temple structure' was found while the renovation of the Assaiyeed Adbullahil Madani mosque at Malali was on, stirring a controversy. The row seemed have settled as Hindu activists did not raise the issue in the recent past after the court order to stop the work.

However, VHP and Bajrang Dal activists have now decided to ascertain the truth in the form of traditional way by posing "Tambula Prashne" before the priests.

In coastal Karnataka, people approach priests to know about the history of previous generations. It is widely practiced custom which people believe.

If the priest says that the Malali mosque was a temple once, the issue is likely to flare up as Hindu activists will proceed further legally and otherwise to claim their rights over the mosque.

Hindu activists will also put "Astamangala Prashne", after "Tambula Prashne" as the next step to ascertain the history of mosque.

This is a more traditional Hindu astrology method which has more standing than "Tambula Prashne".

They have decided to go ahead in seeking guidance regarding the history on May 25.

When the front portion of the mosque at Malali was brought down for renovation, the temple structure had surfaced, and the court had issued an order not to carry out the repair work.

The experts say that unlike Srirangapatna, if the row erupts in Malali mosque, it is going to be challenge for the administration.

Malali is located close to Mangaluru, which is regarded as the communally sensitive region. Any disturbance here will affect all three coastal districts. The region is considered as the bastion of BJP.








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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Being apolitical from neutral perspective.... That the so called Hindu structures were left intact ..... Means due consideration to. the original Was given ... They could have easily dismantled for arguments sake and sold the same ...

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    We will allow any more communal clashes in the District... who all are planning to do this will face consequences...

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  • Rajan, mangalore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Rule of law or rule by law-- If the purchase was done with all documents -- legally no issues -- there should not be any interference -- Courts should handle -- not prashne etc - open a pandoras box- proverbial -- otherwise---

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    u bhaktas have no developmental works 2 accomplish. 1nly 24X7 mandir, masjid, conversions, gharvapsi, beef?! idiots.

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  • Parviz, Mysore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Be it Gyanvapi + 300 Masjid ! Let the so called Champions of Hindutava Force come up with list Both the Party's seat together & Resolve once for All Thus making India A more develop Nation & become Vishwa Guru ! Which is Dream if 135 Crores Indians &;OurbPM Modi Ji..

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  • ca girishkk, Valencia/M'lore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Nice to see the fully employed.., unemployed & unemployable youths...!!!! (but for thotte... motivation wouldn't have been there)

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  • William DSouza, Udupi.

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Effect of Modi devided nation into Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs to get votes. Even then distroyed nation and national economy and thrashed India 45 years backwards even before covid itself. Sold national wealth at a throw away price to Ambanis and Adhanies and made them as Richest in the world at the cost of common citizens of India.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Tue, May 24 2022

    now a days buildings are built in paddy field...? if farmer go and ask back paddy field from building constructed land will he get it back??? same way is this issue...????? Karnataka people are going back ??? wakeup later it's too late....?

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  • Jeevan, Bedra

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Wish these groups were vocal about rising prices and unemployment.... What they are doing is not out of love for the religion, but to divert attention from all these real issues.... And it works well everytime...

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Recently Turkey did the same thing for historic Christians cathedral turned into mosque. That particular cathedral was hundreds of years old but forcefully converted to a mosque by current Turkey president even with multiple plea from Christian community. We have to respect everyone but not to be one sided in any situation. For that matters Hindus are peaceful people. Just work with them and find a solutions. For sure they will help you out. India is a very peaceful nation

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Turkey was most secular and moderate among Islamic countries. About 100 years ago they even changed their script from Arabic to Roman in their effort towards modernization. They started getting radicalized after the country was admitted into the European Union. Now India following the footsteps of Turkey is not at all surprising. Still our country is far better than Turkey.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, May 23 2022

    Relocate the mosque to another site which is convenient and serve the local Muslims and construction paid for by the govt after getting clearance from ASI, local survey dept and court orders to construct the mosque in a new venue.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, May 23 2022

    We hope this problem is resolved Amicably ...

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, May 24 2022

    There are over 33 million Hindu gods according to Hindu Vedas.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Lucky we are !! Then we are saved from all the angles because of the intervention....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, May 24 2022

    Cynthia, We can live Peacefully ...

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