“There is a provision in the law that if a structure is sealed, and people appeal against it, it can be de-sealed. The mosque will be de-sealed by this evening,” the divisional commissioner said.
Some people belonging to Hindu outfits had objected to the use of loudspeakers in the area, claiming the call to Azan was disturbing people.
Imam Israel Ahmed from the Masjid says: “The Masjid was first formally opened here in 1958 though it had stood here a good 10-12 years before that.”
The owner’s grandson, however, denied that the building was used as a public mosque and said that the madrasa was affiliated to the UP Madrasa Board.
The moves follow a “law on Islam”, passed in 2015, which banned foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim organisations to have “a positive fundamental view towards (Austria’s) state and society”.
Claiming that it was being done without the permission of the district administration, police arrested 14 Muslims allegedly involved in the construction. Heavy police force was deployed at Nehta village, where Hindus form the majority of the population.
Until last week, Abdul Azeez Moulavi, who is also a member of the society, had been leading the Friday prayers at the mosque.
A section of villagers, however, said the boy from Indore, whose grandparents lived in Chhipaner, had been framed. The boy was produced before a juvenile court in Sehore, the district headquarters, that sent him to an observation home on Thursday, the police said.
The science textbook, published by Selina Publishers, has a chapter on the causes of noise pollution. The picture, shared widely on social media, shows a train, car, plane and a mosque, all with symbols depicting loud sound, next to a man grimacing and shutting his ears.
The 4X4 vehicle “struck pillars and barriers in place to protect the mosque of Creteil”, in the south-east of the capital, before speeding off and crashing into a traffic island, police said.
Superintendent of Police, Abhishek Yadav, said the miscreants were still at large and a large number of policemen have been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure.
One Rajan Pandey, a resident of Junglepur, alleged that the attackers targeted him ‘because he had opposed construction of a mosque’.
The comments from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a socialist who represents a multi-ethnic district of north London.
Carl James Dial pleaded not guilty to charges of arson, burglary and committing a hate crime in connection with Friday’s fire in the entrance of Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley.
“We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.