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'MCG seals mosque near ammunition depot in Gurgaon'

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

The Municipal Corporation of (MCG) sealed a mosque in the Sheetla colony area Wednesday triggering a protest against the authorities.

An official, however, said the newly built structure fell within the restricted radius of 300 meters from an (IAF) ammunition depot. The MCG has also sealed 11 more newly built structures which came under the radius of 300 meters from the ammunition depot, the said.

However, miffed by the move, a large number of people assembled at the site and sat on a dharna against the MCG and the district administration.

Hazi Sahjad Khan, of Muslim Ekta Manch, while speaking to PTI alleged the move of the MCG was "intentional and outrageous".

"We understand the intention of MCG which is backed by BJP government of They want us to do unlawful activities so that they could make it a bigger issue. We have objections against the move but will not take law in our hands and sit here for silent protest," Khan said.

An clarified the mosque at the Sheetla colony was four years old and hence MCG claimed the structure was newly built and a violation of the law. Besides, the MCG has also sealed 11 more newly built structures falling under the radius of 300 meters from the ammunition depot, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 22:05 IST
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