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Try and assemble mosque by grabbing land of Kantajew Temple in Bangladesh

Try and assemble mosque by grabbing land of Kantajew Temple in Bangladesh


Kantajew Temple

Allegations have surfaced regarding the building of a mosque on the premises of the normal Kantajew Temple in Kaharol, Dinajpur. Complaints counsel that this building is being facilitated by means of the usage of falsified paperwork from the workplace of the District Commissioner. In Kantnagar village, discontent amongst followers of the Sanatan religion is rising relating to the erection of a mosque on the Raj Devottar Property. Native residents allege that Zakaria Jaka, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Dinajpur-1 Constituency, is actively supporting this endeavor. Regardless of being conscious of the scenario, Jaka laid the muse stone for the mosque’s building on March 1, 2024.

Ranjit Kumar Singh, the consultant of Dinajpur Raj Devottar Property, has lodged a proper criticism with the District Commissioner requesting the cessation of building actions. Each the district and upazila administrations have confirmed that building work has been halted following the criticism. A call relating to the matter shall be reached after thorough verification of the paperwork offered by each events. However, native residents proceed to voice issues, stating that building of the mosque continues to be underway.

In the meantime, the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Parishad has conveyed profound concern relating to the unauthorized building of a mosque on the revered grounds of the historic Kantajew Temple in Dinajpur. The temple holds vital non secular significance for Hindus, serving as a sacred pilgrimage website steeped in historic heritage. Leaders of the Parishad have appealed for the intervention of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to safeguard the sanctity and preservation of the temple.

Dinajpur District Superintendent of Police, Shah Iftekhar Ahmed, knowledgeable the media that an effort was underway to assemble a mosque by establishing everlasting infrastructure on the disputed land adjoining to the temple. Following thorough verification of paperwork, each the district administration and police have halted the continuing work.

The Superintendent of Police emphasised that in mild of this incident, each the police and native administration are on excessive alert to forestall the unfold of rumors and to keep up legislation and order. As of now, the general scenario stays calm and regular.

On Friday, March 22, Ranjit Kumar Singh knowledgeable reporters {that a} mosque is being constructed on land belonging to the Kantajew Temple in Kantnagar Mauza. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a land document beneath their possession. He acknowledged, “I noticed from information reviews that no building exercise was going down on Friday. Nevertheless, if work proceeds clandestinely beneath the quilt of darkness, who will impede it?”

Members of the Sanatan neighborhood, aggrieved by the development of a mosque on the temple grounds, assert that the Kantajew Temple holds sacred significance as a pilgrimage website for Sanatan adherents, boasting a wealthy heritage. The expansive land surrounding the temple has remained unused for an prolonged interval. Seizing this chance, a bunch erected a mosque utilizing tin sheds initially, and now efforts are underway to assemble a everlasting construction. They additional allege that sure people are endeavoring to disrupt communal concord within the space by means of these actions.

In the meantime, native Muslims declare that the landowner of the disputed property is the Jame Masjid of Kantnagar village.

On March 13, Ranjit Kumar Singh, the consultant of Raj Devottar Property, lodged a written criticism with the Deputy Commissioner. He acknowledged, “The CS No. 2 Khatian in Kantnagar Mauza of Kaharol Upazila is registered within the title of Hon’ble Maharaja Jagdish Nath Roy, representing Sri Sri Kantajew Vigraha, encompassing 94.07 acres of land beneath that Khatian. Moreover, SA No. 05 Khatian holds 62.46 acres of land throughout 19 dags, beneath the possession of Dinajpur Raj Debottar Property, with the Deputy Commissioner appearing because the leaseholder. Land lease is updated as of Bengal 1430. On March 10, I grew to become conscious of the development of a concrete mosque on Plot No. 16 of Kantanagar Mauza, located on the property of Raj Devottar Property. Upon visiting the development website on March 11, I noticed the mosque being erected on Plot No. 16 of Khatian, SA No. 5, Kantanagar Mauza, belonging to Raj Devottar Property”.

Within the written criticism, it’s additional acknowledged, “Mozammel Haque, the secretary of the mosque committee claimed that the land for the mosque was granted to them by the DC Dinajpur in 1976. When requested to offer documentation, he produced a photocopy of a handwritten three-page affidavit. Upon scrutiny, it was revealed that the purported doc neither constituted an official allotment nor was it a registered land deed. Moreover, the doc failed to point any switch of possession. It was concluded that the affidavit seemed to be counterfeit and fabricated”.

Moreover, referencing Part 51DLR of 1999, it’s emphasised that inheritance is non-transferrable and perpetual. The unauthorized building of a mosque on Raj Debottar Property’s property has sparked outrage among the many Sanatan non secular neighborhood within the neighborhood. Consequently, I urge you to take instant motion to halt the continuing building”.

Upon receipt of this request, the District Commissioner instructed the Kaharol Upazila Nirbahi Officer to offer an investigative report promptly and ordered the suspension of building actions.

Kaharol Upazila Govt Officer, Aminul Islam, acknowledged that the investigation is at the moment underway. He has instructed the mosque committee to halt building till the investigation concludes, emphasizing that the property belongs to Debottar and the investigation is ongoing. He confirmed that the development work is presently suspended.

Abdus Salam, the president of the mosque committee, defined, “There was a rudimentary mosque current beforehand. At present, we’re developing a three-storied mosque with a basis, funded by contributions totaling Tk. 25 lakhs. Beforehand, there was a authorized dispute over this website, which was ultimately resolved by means of a compromise ordered by the court docket. As per the phrases of the compromise, documented in a deed of compromise dated 13.06.1976, the mosque is entitled to eight p.c of the land”.

Upon visiting the positioning, it was noticed that varied building supplies had been current, indicating ongoing building actions. A number of staff had been witnessed transporting sand to the positioning. A nameplate was discovered, marking the muse stone laying ceremony of the mosque. Inscribed on the white stone plaque had been the phrases, ‘The inspiration stone of the third-floor constructing of Kantnagar Village Jame Masjid was laid by Md. Zakaria Zaka, Member of Parliament, Dinajpur-6, Dinajpur-1, on March 1, 1024’. MP Zakaria additionally shared a photograph of the muse stone ceremony on his Fb web page.

Member of Parliament, Zakaria Zaka, addressed the media relating to the matter, stating, “I used to be knowledgeable {that a} mosque has been current within the space for 75 years, and efforts had been being made to assemble a brand new mosque constructing. Nevertheless, upon additional inquiry, I found that the land in query is designated as Hindu temple property. Consequently, I’m unsure concerning the validity of the property claimed by the mosque committee. They assert that the paperwork have been obtained from the district administration. Nevertheless, I can’t affirm the accuracy of those paperwork”.

In response to a question, he acknowledged, “I used to be unaware of the scenario on the time of laying the muse stone of the mosque”. Subsequently, conflicting claims emerged relating to the land in query. The district administration is actively managing the difficulty, and I’ll abide by the federal government’s resolution on this matter. I’ve no objection to supporting the rightful house owners of the land”.

Ratan Singh, the Basic Secretary of Dinajpur District Hindu Buddhist Oikya Parishad, knowledgeable reporters that each one actions had been halted following a criticism filed by the agent of Raj Devottar Property to the Deputy Commissioner. He harassed the necessity for an intensive investigation into the matter.

Former Member of Parliament for the world, Manoranjan Shil Gopal, asserted that the present native MP knowingly laid the muse stone for the mosque’s building on March 1st. It seems that he’s actively supporting the mosque’s building efforts. Gopal talked about {that a} written criticism had been submitted by the temple committee to the district administration to halt the mosque’s building, however no efficient motion has been taken. He expressed concern over ongoing building actions.

Gopal additional communicated with the district administration, expressing dissatisfaction with their strategy to resolving the matter. He criticized the administration for losing time discussing options whereas building of the mosque continues unabated. Gopal emphasised the urgency of addressing the difficulty promptly, as as soon as the mosque is accomplished, reversing the development could be difficult. He harassed the significance of taking preemptive measures to successfully handle the scenario.

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