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Bajrang Dal’s claim on Tipu Sultan’s era Jama Masjid, PIL filed, demand for survey

Bengaluru: Bajrang Dal has filed a PIL in the High Court demanding the vacation of a Jamia Masjid in the state claiming to be a Hanuman temple in the past. According to the PIL, there is evidence that the mosque was once a Hindu temple. The PIL claims that the Jama Masjid, located in the historic town of Srirangapatan in Mandya district, has traces of Hindu deities and temple structures.
Hence the mosque should be vacated immediately and Hindu devotees should be allowed to bathe in the Kalyani (traditional water reservoir) within the mosque premises.
According to the news agency IANS, Bajrang Dal activists demanded a re-survey of the mosque on the pattern of Gianavapi Masjid. The PIL was filed by Bajrang Dal state president Manjunath.
108 devotees of Hanuman, including Manjunath, have made this request. Bajrang Dal sources have revealed that the number 108 is considered auspicious in Hindu tradition and that is why 108 devotees have become parties. In the court of the Mysore Gazetteer, Haq also presented evidence of Hindu architecture, Hindu idols, holy water reservoirs and references from British authorities in the mosque. Earlier, Hindutva groups had sought permission from the authorities to worship in the mosque.
The matter has become a topic of debate in the state. The mosque authorities have already made several appeals to the authorities concerned to protect the Jama Masjid from Hindu activists. Located inside. It was built in 1786-87 during the reign of Tipu. There are three inscriptions in the mosque that mention the nine names of the Prophet of Islam. The Narendra Modi Vichar Manch petitioned the authorities to survey the mosque, and ensure that they are convinced with evidence. It is believed that the Jamia Masjid was built by demolishing the Hanuman temple.

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