Delhi Waqf Board made this new claim on Qutub Minar, sought permission from ASI for Namaz


Delhi Qutub Minar News: Amidst the demand for the re-establishment of idols of Hindu and Jain deities in the Qutub Minar complex, the Delhi Waqf Board has claimed that prayers have already been held in the mosque of Qutub Minar complex, but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ASI) had stopped it. The board has demanded to allow Namaz in this mosque.


New Delhi: Amid demands for restoration of Hindu and Jain deities in the Qutub Minar complex, the Delhi Waqf Board has claimed that prayers have already been held in the mosque of the Qutub Minar complex here, but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved it. was stopped. The board has demanded to allow Namaz in this mosque.


There is no response from the ASI in this matter yet. However, earlier on Tuesday, the ASI had opposed a petition in a Delhi court seeking restoration of idols of Hindu and Jain deities in the Qutub Minar complex. The ASI clearly stated that this is not a place of worship and the present status of the monument cannot be changed.


Waqf Board wrote a letter to ASI

Delhi Waqf Board Chairman Amanatullah Khan, in a letter to the Director-General of ASI last week, requested that prayers be allowed at the ancient 'Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid' located in the premises. It was claimed in the letter that the ASI had stopped him from offering Namaz. Khan wrote in the letter that "Five-time prayers are offered by Muslims in the mosque. This tradition was continued from its inception without any hindrance and hindrance.


The mosque was declared a Waqf property in the 1970 Gazette

Maulvi Sher Mohammad, the Imam of the mosque appointed by the Waqf Board, also wrote to the ASI on May 7 about this, in which it has been said that the ASI officials are not allowing him to offer Namaz in the said mosque. The Chairman of the Delhi Waqf Board said that the mosque has been declared as a Waqf property in the Delhi Administration's gazette dated April 16, 1970.