Mangaluru: Malali mosque-temple row - Prohibitory orders clamped

Mangaluru, May 25 (IANS): The district administration of Dakshina Kannada on Wednesday clamped prohibitory orders in the surrounding areas of the Malali mosque near Mangaluru city.

Temple structure was found on April 21 during the renovation of the mosque, stirring a controversy. Following this, the court had ordered the mosque management to stop the work.

The Hindu activists from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal have decided to ascertain the truth about the mosque in the form of traditional way by posing "Tambula Prashne" before the priests on Wednesday (May 25).

In coastal Karnataka, it is common practice to approach priests to know about the history of generations. It is widely practiced custom which people gave faith in. The Hindu activists will also put "Ashtamangala Prashne", after "Tambula Prashne", as the next step to ascertain the history of mosque.

Astanangala Prashne is also a traditional Hindu astrology method which has more standing than Tambula Prashne.

Mangaluru Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar has clamped prohibitory orders surrounding the Assayed Adbullahil Madani mosque at Malali.

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

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

Malali town 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 a bastion of the BJP.

The Hindu activists have also started the movement for taking back Srirangapatna Jamia masjid in Mandya district. They have already submitted a memorandum to the district administration urging them to conduct verification of the masjid on the lines of Gyanwapi masjid. They have stated that if the government does not respond, they will approach the court. Hindu activists are claiming that the mosque has been built after razing down Hanuman temple.







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  • Sunil Raj Bannary, Manglorean

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Dear all karnataka collection of GST 11000+ crores second highest in india after maharashtra..dear all Burkha incident anti elements completely destroyed the fame of our nation . Such a small incident intentionally raised and Pfi and sdpi collected massive donation from middle East preparing for upcoming election used school children as a tool. Be intelligent do not spoil the sovereignty of the land maintain peace and growth of the state. Tajmahal one of the tourist spot now turned into conflict ..why our country earn money through that .. Please maintain a peace ✌️

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, May 25 2022

    This way, the country will not progress. We will have conflict continously.

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  • peacelover, jeddah

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Why no action from Authorities for going against the law of the land. 1991 places of worship act says " It is hereby declared that the religious character of a place of worship existing on the 15th day of August, 1947 shall continue to be the same as it existed on that day." Please arrest whoever breaks the rule.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Thu, May 26 2022

    Rules are bound to change with change in government . It is inevitable . But friction between communities can be avoided by framing new rules .The best solution to this is to see that the land for construction of any non hindu place of worship, is a place allotted by revenue officials of that taluk .The revenue officials give a clearance certificate that there are no hindu sculptures , insignia or other religious items even at the depth of 20 feet of that total area given to other religions. Such structures coming up will not be challenged by any law in future . HINDUISM existed in this land mass before other religions stepped here. So the existence of hindu place of worship is possible .

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    Wed, May 25 2022

    "pimp-well Prashne" is the creator all tension in the region....

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Right of property -- Rule of law -- all these are guaranteed -- by constitution-- There is no room for parochial politics on such matters-- We -- otherwise can descend into Chaos --

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  • JAMAL, Mangalore/UAE

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Let the community residing in that area sit and discuss to find an amicable solution. Why the external forces involved in this. One thing is sure we are sinking as a nation day by day. Gods are confused what is going on?

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Wed, May 25 2022

    JAMAL, Mangalore/UAE at the same time you also should agree that temples and Churches were demolished during Tippu's time and Mosques were constructed. Also, one can give them back the temple and get new plot in the surrounding from the authority and construct new mosque.

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  • peacelover, jeddah

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Edmond! I do not why people look at history from religious angle. Whatever happened during Moghul time or any other rulers time, it was purely political. Irrespective of faith, these rulers eliminated their enemies. Whoever goes against them, they used to punish. Wars from Moghul side fought by Hindus, and the Hindu rulers like Shivaji had his soldiers and high-ranking officials from Muslim community. These were purely political. Christians supported British, hence Tipu punished them because supporting the enemy also an enemy. In modern day if anyone shouts Pakistan Zindabad, will have to face consequences, similar way in past also if anyone goes against the ruler will face the heat. At the same time there are instances like Sringeri Peeta, which was destroyed by Marathas (hindu) restored by Tipu (a Muslim).

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 25 2022

    dis gobernment has no other works except pettha, Perth's, cow, cow, bow, bow, mandir masjid, conversions, beef, beef, ..... no developmental works.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Nobody wants violence in DK... that's why some rightwing element trying to create communal tension here

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Much ado about non issues are wasting courts' precious time... There are many burning cases of individuals which need quick disposal... Why are we claiming and reclaiming???... Leave the Gods to be happy by themselves... Younger generation must take lead and put a full stop to these religious dramas... Only when we evolve beyond religions we can truly progress as one nation...

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  • Shal, udupi

    Wed, May 25 2022

    "Ashtamangala Prashne", or "Tambula Prashne", how it can be legally approved ? ? this will show there is no equality.

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  • Amaze, Karkala

    Wed, May 25 2022

    It is baffling that the courts are protecting the historical sites like Taj Mahal and Qutub minar but complete opposite when it comes to masjid... but the so called claims are same for all the structures... but 1 thing surely shows that unemployment is on roof high... before all were behind pettas behind digging

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, May 25 2022

    Its a good decision to impose Section 144 from district administration.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 25 2022

    There are thousands of ancient temples that are unattended and ignored by the H community. If the M community involved anything to attach the interest of the H community then maximum output flows to THE MIGHTY BJPEeeeeeee They never spoke about the Last year affected by floods, corona, coming days rainy season plans, how to tackle the emergency situations, the employment, about the rape by own people ( H internal ), petrol price hike etc etc

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