Bulldozer will run on illegal mosque and madrasa – Supreme Court refuses to interfere

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New Delhi : The famous mosque and madrasa located in Koyambedu, Chennai will soon be demolished with bulldozers. The Supreme Court refused to interfere in any way in the High Court’s order to demolish the mosque and madrassa built in Chennai by illegally occupying government land. The Supreme Court has held that the mosque at Koyambezhu is an illegal structure. The Supreme Court recently approved the order of the Madras High Court, which directed the demolition of the mosque and madrasa located in Koyambedu, Chennai. The Supreme Court clearly said that this structure is completely illegally constructed.

In the Supreme Court, a bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice KV Vishwanathan gave time till May 31 to remove the structures i.e. mosque and madrassa on the specified land. In fact, the bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice KV Vishwanathan was hearing a petition filed against the order of the Madras High Court, which had held that the mosque was constructed illegally without any building approval plan.

During the hearing, the Supreme Court, citing its old order to remove religious places built by illegally occupying public places or government land, said that it is the responsibility of the authorities to remove such illegal constructions. The Supreme Court commented that an illegally constructed building cannot be a place for teaching religion.

Actually, the land on which the mosque is built belongs to Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority. The Supreme Court said that the petitioner organization is an illegal occupier. Never applied to get the building plan approved. The construction is completely illegal. Despite the notice given by the authorities on December 9, 2020, construction continued.

However, during the hearing of the case, the lawyer argued that the land was lying vacant for a long time, which meant that the government did not need that land in public interest. On this the Supreme Court asked whether this means that you take illegal possession of the land.


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