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Mosque at Sheetla colony de-sealed

Mosque at Sheetla colony de-sealed

Gurugram: Two days after the three-storey Sheetla Colony mosque was sealed on being marked illegal, the building was again made operational after the orders of Divisional Commissioner D Suresh. The orders were issued by the IAS officer after receiving the pleas from the Muslim groups and Nagrik Ekta Manch for opening the mosque.

"As per the law, there is a provision for the de-sealing of a property by the appellate authority. After I received a representation from the Muslim community and the civil society group, I decided to order de-sealing," said Suresh.

He, however, denied that the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) action was discriminatory and ruled out the need for any disciplinary action against the team that carried out the sealing.

"The de-sealing has been done as per the law provision. So there is no need of any action against the officials," he said. Ever since the mosque was sealed by the MCG on the pretext of it being in the range of 300 metres of the Airforce Ammunition Depot, the issue had drawn sharp reactions. While there is one group who has hailed the move there are others who have said that this is the move to vitiate the atmosphere in the city.

Piyush Ohrie

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