The case of converting Guru ki Sarai into a mosque in Gujjara locality in Rajpura, Punjab has gained momentum. In view of the tense atmosphere, police force has been deployed in the tehsil premises. On Monday (May 16, 2022), the entire matter was heard in front of the SDM. During this, people of Muslim-Sikh community were present. Also people from Hindu side were also present.
This inn was given the form of a gurudwara. The Hindu side says that earlier people of Hindu and Sikh society used to serve here. After some time it was converted into a mosque without anyone’s consent and permission. Hindu organizations have also protested against this entire incident.
On the whole matter, SDM Himanshu Gupta says that the police force has been deployed so that the atmosphere does not deteriorate. This matter has been in discussion for many days.
The Hindu side alleges that people gather here every day at the time of Namaz. Also, the sound of loudspeaker causes trouble to the common people.
During the hearing, a large number of people including Punjab Dharmacharya, head of Gau Raksha Dal, Satish Kumar had reached. As the number of people increased, the police also increased their security arrangements so that any untoward incident could be prevented.
Controversy has been going on in Punjab regarding the mosque. Earlier, there was a dispute over the construction of three mosques in Faridkot within a radius of just 50 km from the India-Pakistan international border. It is said that the funding for its construction was done through Kashmir. This case had caught a lot of heat and this controversy had been in the news a lot.
On the other hand, RCFAI, a Kerala-based organization, had built three more mosques in the same district in 2019. After this the intelligence agencies were alerted. According to the report of the Ministry of Home Affairs, mosques have been built in districts adjoining Punjab with terror funding.