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Why GMR of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is delaying, Re- Building of Masjid E Omar Farooq which is located in Airport Land ?


Are we looking a possible model of Masjid E Omar Farooq which should be built at RGIA Hyderabad by GMR.

Are we looking a possible model of Masjid E Omar Farooq which should be built at RGIA Hyderabad by GMR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juma Prayers at GMR RGIA HYDERABAD IN OPEN UNDER HOT SUN.

Juma Prayers at GMR RGIA HYDERABAD IN OPEN UNDER HOT SUN.

RGIA HYDERABAD ON A JUMA BEFORE PRAYERS

RGIA HYDERABAD ON A JUMA BEFORE PRAYERS

Media Reports

 July 18th, 2009 in leading News Paper of Hyderabad City it is reported that the state government has given   alternate    land    for a      mosque demolished during the construction of the international airport at Shamshabad on the city outskirts and also promised to bear the expenses of building it.


However, a Muslim political party has rejected the gesture and called for rebuilding the mosque at its original site.
 


The district collector of Ranga Reddy, Dana Kishore has issued orders allotting 1,000 square yards land at Shamshabad, which is about seven km away from the airport.

 

The move was to fulfil the promise by the Congress government that it would rebuild the mosque. Masjid-e-Omer Farooq was demolished in 2007 during the construction of the airport by GMR Group.

 

The mosque, built in 1982, was located on about 500 sq yards, a part of 5,500 acres area acquired by the government for building the airport.


Following strong protests from the Muslim community, the government had assured to rebuild the mosque at its own cost.

Muslims Want The Mosque Re – Built.

 

Local Muslims wanted the mosque to be rebuilt in the airport area but the airport authorities rejected the demand saying no place of worship could be allowed on airport land.

Owaisi in Assembly

 The latest move by the government has evoked strong protest from the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a powerful Muslim political party in the state capital. MIM leader in state Assembly, Mr Akbaruddin Owaisi, termed allotment of land for the mosque away from the airport as rubbing salt into wounds.

 Mr Owaisi demanded that the demolished mosque be rebuilt at its original site. He said Muslims would never accept land for the mosque at any other place. He fears that this could also set a precedent for the authorities to demolish mosques or other places of worship and provide alternate lands at other places.

Namazis Facing Difficulty for Prayers.

 As the Mosque is not yet built by the Authorities there is great amount of inconvenience to the Muslims who have to perform Namaz five times a day a different hours.  They are praying in the open Area near the Parking in Big Numbers five times with no water to do Wadhu i.e. washing of faces hands and legs before to do Namaz and no Toilets. And no shade. Even Juma Prayers are performed in the open space.

 This issue has to be addressed by the Govt and the authorities and People with great caution and with out delay.  The Dist Collectors decision of giving land seven km away from the Airport for Construction of Mosque is very disturbing it gives an impression that the authorities are in a rush to divert attention form the real issue and the just action of Re Building Masjid Omar Farooq as promised. 

 

State Govt of YSR should Intervene

 The Govt in State is expected to respect the sentiments of Muslims it should intervene and make sure that a Masjid e Omar Farooq is Re built without allowing further delay, before this issue takes uncomfortable turn. The Muslims are showing a great restrain, expecting that the govt will not do unjust and will surly Re Build the Mosque immediately.

 

Protect Places of Worship

 The Contractual Obligations and Limitations of GMP PPP Project can not come in the way of any religious places. Be it a Mosque, Temple or a Church.  We are a secular nation we have to respect the Religious Sentiments. And Protect the Places of Worship at all costs.  

 

GMR   authorities, as reported in media said “no place of worship could be allowed on airport land”

 The Mosque should be built with no attempt to explain the limitations of the authorities.   It is very sad to hear that, the Airport authorities rejected the demand saying no place of worship could be allowed on airport land. 

 The Mosque was present before the airport was even thought for and it is only in the late early 2001 2002 the activity of acquiring the land for airport took momentum. 

 It was possible that in the design stage the Mosque could have been part of the airport complex, with out disturbing Performing of Namaz, by the Muslims.

 Muslims Expect a Just Action from Govt.

 Mr. Owaisi has to stick to his stand and the Govt of A .P should make sure that the Mosque is Re Built with no further delay. Before the issue gets complicated. The Muslims sincerely hope to see a Just Action from Chief Minister Rajasheker Reddy.

 I understand the sensitivity of the issue and would like to address with great caution and responsibility towards the society and nation with out causing hurt to any one. Hope the people in power are hearing me and the right wisdom prevails on them.

 I request the Chief Minister Rajasheker Reddy Garu to send a team to know the reality to the site and find out and see the difficulty the Muslim are facing in performing the Namaz five times at Airport due to delay in the construction of Masjid e Omar Farooq. 

 What GMR Should Do.?

 GMR should make a very good Mosque which can accommodate big numbers of Pilgrims who go for Haj and Omra they are the guest and clients of GMR who bring revenue to the Airport Every Year. GMR has a good reputation with people.  To make a Mosque will not be difficult for them.  On the other hand daily Namazis are in big numbers in the form of Passengers, Visitors who come to see off the Passengers, staff of GMR, Cab Personnel’s, and other employs of subcontractors and others.

  1. mir ali
    July 22, 2009 at 6:53 am

    GMR should seriously think about rebuilding the said mosque,and congress government should interfere strongly as it has come back in power with muslim votes,other than this as congress is known to be a liberal and non communal party, by doing so YSR will gain popularity among international liberal community and a permanent gesture towards humanity and democracy.

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