New Delhi: Waqf Board removes CRPF encroachment from Lal Masjid

New Delhi: CRPF has vacated the Lal Masjid located at Lodhi Road. After the meeting, it was decided that no construction or demolition work will be done on the graveyard occupied by the CRPF.

Meanwhile, Delhi Waqf Board has announced that it will soon move to High Court on the issue.

It must be noted that after occupying the Lodhi graveyard, CRPF had occupied the masjid as well on Tuesday evening. CRPF had alleged that the masjid does not belong to Waqf Board and the court has ordered it to occupy the place. CRPF had denied offering of Maghrib and Isha prayers. It had covered the masjid from all sides.

On receipt of information. Waqf Board Chairman Amanatullah Khan reached Lal Masjid. He staged a dharna in protest until the masjid was vacated by the CRPF.

The masjid and graveyard are nearly 200 years old. The graveyard has graves of freedom fighters too.