Press Release

23rd May 2022
New Delhi

Reclaiming temples and demolishing masjids will destroy secular and democratic India.

National President of Welfare Party of India Dr SQR Ilyas expressed great concern at the behaviour of the courts and said, “the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 that bars the filing of any suit or initiating any other legal proceeding for the conversion of the religious character of any place of worship, as existing on August 15, 1947 is lately being ignored and questioned the courts for allowing this to happen”.

He said,” there is a
pattern seen in several disputes over religious sites from the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, the Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura, the Qutb Minar in Delhi and the Kamal-ud-Din mosque in Madhya Pradesh.
Courts, especially those at the lower level, have played an active role in escalating these disputes”.

He said, “India is a multi-religious country and all religious places are protected as per the law of 1991. And if the religious sites are changed to correct the history then the whole country will be pushed into turmoil, as many Shivas and Vishava temples are made by converting Buddhist and Jain shrines and their traces are also visible there”.

He said, “BJP government is meddling with history to keep the communal cauldron burning, forgetting that no one can change the past to control the future and is using it to divert people from the real issues of inflation and unemployment that is confronting the nation”.

He questioned, the silence of many secular political parties who claim to be the benefactors of Muslim citizens when they harness their votes but have not said a word against these injustice melted out against the Muslim citizens in respect to the protection of their places of worship.

Dr Ilyas said, “the majority of the citizens irrespective of their religion don’t subscribe to the communal agenda of BJP and want to peacefully cohabit with Muslim citizens, he implored them to strongly oppose the harrasment melted out to their fellow countrymen and uphold their right to worship”.

Issued by
Media Coordinator

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