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Dahod: Muslim delegation requests governor to prevent road construction through graveyard

19, Sep 2015
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The graveyard is registered with the state wakf board.
By: Express News Service
Ahmedabad Published:Sep 18, 2015, 22:09
A Muslim delegation led by Congress MLA Gayasuddin Sheikh on Friday called on governor O P Kohli and submitted a memorandum demanding appropriate action against Dahod district officials involved in illegal demolition of the Chhab Dargah Kabrastan or graveyard for constructing a road through it. The graveyard is registered with the state wakf board.
The delegation members told the governor that a bid to build a road through the graveyard was made in 2009-10 as well without any prior notice to the trustees of the property and the gujarat high court subsequently stayed construction of any road through the Muslim cemetery.
They told the governor that on September 6 this year, the district officials promulgated section 144 around the graveyard to prevent any resistance from the Muslims and bulldozed the boundary wall and dug out a number of graves to facilitate road construction.
The action of the district officials without any prior notice, they said, was illegal and uncalled for.


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