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Hindu group claims Ajmer sharief is not Dargah but Hindu temple

Ajmer Sharief Dargah.

Ajmer: Hindu right-wing outfit Maharana Pratap Sena in Ajmer ‘president’, Rajvardhan Singh Parmar has claimed that the Ajmer Dargah is a “sacred Hindu temple“.

A letter has been addressed to CM Bhajan Lal Sharma regarding this matter. In the letter, Parmar said that the outfit has long been advocating for an investigation into the Dargah located in Ajmer.

He insisted that the said “Dargah is a revered Hindu temple, not a Dargah”.

Parmar said that despite previous efforts, the Congress government did not take their concerns seriously, labeling it as “anti-Hindu sentiment”. He stressed that the people of Rajasthan are in support of this demand.

Earlier this week, the Baghpat district Court in Uttar Pradesh rejected a decades-old petition filed by a group of Muslims seeking ownership of a site that includes a graveyard and the dargah of Sufi saint Sheikh Badruddin Shah.

The court, led by Civil Judge Shivam Dwivedi, not only dismissed the plea but also issued an order instructing the Muslim side to hand over the dargah to Hindus.

The dargah of Sufi saint Badruddin Shah is situated in Barnawa village of Baghpat district and is 600 years old.

The disputes surrounding the site began 53 years ago when a group of Hindus claimed that it was the location of the ‘Lakshagriha’ mentioned in the Mahabharata.

Last week, a district court allowed Hindus to conduct puja before the idols in a cellar (tehkhana) of the Gyanvapi mosque. It said the prayers will be conducted by a “pujari” nominated by the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and the petitioner who claimed his grandfather offered puja at the cellar up to December 1993.

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