Gurugram mosque re-opened two days after its sealing

GURUGRAM: Mosque in Sheetla Mata Colony in Haryana’s Gurgaon that was sealed by Civic officials on Wednesday over alleged proximity to Indian Air Force (IAF) ammunition base re-opened on Friday.

According to Indian Express reports, the divisional commissioner, D Suresh, issued an order to this effect in the afternoon and the three-storey building is likely to be de-sealed by 4 in the evening.

“There is a provision in the law that if a structure is sealed, and people appeal against it, it can be de-sealed. The mosque will be de-sealed by this evening,” said Divisional Commissioner of Gurugram, D. Suresh.

Following a meeting between members of the Muslim Ekta Manch and a civil society group Gurgaon Nagrik Ekta Manch, a decision was made to de-seal the structure.

“After I received a representation from the Muslim community and the civil society group, I decided to order de-sealing,” said Mr. Suresh.

Tension prevailed in Sheetla colony after the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) sealed the premises of a mosque with ‘loud’ loudspeakers citing the structure is too close to IAF ammunition depot.

Miffed by the move, members of the Muslim community sat on a dharna outside the mosque against the MCG and the district administration.