Hindu outfits in Karnataka give call to perform pooja at Jamia Masjid

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Prohibitory orders (Section 144 of the CrPC) were clamped in Srirangapatna town in Karnataka’s Mandya district from June 3 evening till June 5 morning after some right wing Hindu organisations gave a call to perform pooja at Jamia Masjid on June 4, reported Indian Express.

They claimed that the Masjid was built after demolishing a Hanuman temple, the report added.

Srirangapatna tehsildar Shwetha Ravindra enforced the ban order.

The Jamia Masjid in Srirangapatna, 120km from Bengaluru, came up around 1782 during the rule of Tipu Sultan.

It is a heritage site being maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The mosque authorities as per report have already made several appeals to the administration to protect the monument from Hindu activists.

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