FIR against Hindutva member for threatening to demolish Idgah tower in Bangalore

Tippu Masjid also referred as Jamia Masjid in Srirangapattana, Karnataka. [Photo: Twitter/KeypadGuerilla]

Bangalore: Karnataka Police have filed an FIR against a Hindutva member for threatening to destroy Idgah tower located on the premises of Idgah Maidan in Bengaluru, police said on Wednesday.

Chamarajpet police in Bengaluru have booked a case against Bhaskaran, the Hindutva member for creating communal discord in society, IANS reported.

Bhaskaran, who is waging a legal battle and is active in the agitations demanding that the site must be handed over to the state government from the Wakf board, had said that he would get the Idgah tower demolished on the lines of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) recently declared that the site belonged to the revenue department. Following the development, Congress local MLA Zameer Ahmad Khan announced that while the Tricolour flag will be hoisted for the first time on August 15, permission won’t be given for the celebration of the Ganesha festival.

The Wakf Board has stated that they would approach the court in connection with BBMP’s decision of declaring it as a property of the Revenue department.


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