Edition of Charminar Prayer: It has been demanded that four minarets in Hyderabad be opened for prayers amid the controversy over the Varanasi Gyanwapi Mosque. Congressman Rashid Khan has made this demand. For this, Rashid Khan staged a sit-in near Charminar in Darbad and started a signature campaign. The Archaeological Survey of India banned prayers at the historic Charminar almost two decades ago. The BJP has opposed it. BJP says it is an attempt to destabilize the environment. The BJP has also declared it against the law.
Problems with Charminar Prayer: Demand for Prayer in Charminar
The congressman said a signature campaign had been launched for a mosque near Charminar. Charminar is a protected monument to ASI. That is why I want to go to the ‘secular’ Prime Minister of Telangana with all the signatures. If our request is not considered, we will hold a sit-in at Pragati Bhavan (CM Camp Office). False allegations are made against mosques in the country.
Charminar prayer questions: BJP protests.
The Telangana BJP has issued a statement against Congressman Rashid Khan’s demand to reopen Charminar in Hyderabad for prayers. A spokesman for Telangana BJP NV Subhash said Charminar is a historical monument and thousands of people come to see it. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) closed the mosque to prayers to keep it safe and to avoid inconvenience to tourists during prayer. Prayers have not been held in Charminar for several years. There is no prayer for the announced monuments as it is against the law. v Rashid Khan wants to destroy the peaceful atmosphere of the city by demanding the reopening of the mosque just to get some votes.