‘Darul-Uloom against damage to any place of worship’

September 23, 2015 07:00 pm | Updated September 28, 2016 12:45 pm IST - SAHARANPUR:

If any place of worship, irrespective of religion, is “disturbed”, then Darul-Uloom would take up the matter seriously, officiating VC of the Islamic seminary Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi said on Tuesday.

If any place of worship, irrespective of religion, is “disturbed”, then Darul-Uloom would take up the matter seriously, officiating VC of the Islamic seminary Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi said on Tuesday.

Darul-Uloom-Deoband has said it will oppose any damage to places of worship for widening of roads or construction of flyovers, notwithstanding religion, and may even move court or approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue.

“If any place of worship, irrespective of religion, is disturbed, then Darul-Uloom would take up the matter seriously,” officiating Vice-Chancellor of the Islamic seminary Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi said on Tuesday.

Shifting places of worship

Officials of the Uttar Pradesh State Highway Authority and a construction firm reportedly met Darul-Uloom clerics seeking their cooperation in shifting places of worship which fell on the way of the proposed highway.

Maulana Madrasi, however, said the officials visited the seminary and were offered full support for flyover construction and the proposed four-lane road but they never spoke of shifting the places of worship.

Under the proposed Saharanpur-Muzaffarnagar four-lane Highway, a flyover has been planned which has at least six places of worship standing on its way.

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