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Delhi Minorities Commission institutes fact-finding committee over BJP's illegal mosques claim

New Delhi, 24 June, 2019: Delhi Minorities Commission has set up a fact-finding committee to probe the claim of the BJP MP from West Delhi, Shri Parvesh Verma, about “mushrooming of mosques on government land” in NCT of Delhi, especially in his constituency. Another BJP MP from Delhi Shri Manoj Tiwari has made similar allegation about other areas of Delhi.


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Delhi Minorities Commission has set up a five-member committee headed by the well-known human rights activist Shri Ovais Sultan Khan with Shri Gurmindar Singh Matharu (Member – SGPC), Dr. Denzil Fernandes (social scientist), Shri Ankur Otto (human rights activist), and Shri Raees Ahmad (journalist) as members. The committee will visit various Delhi areas, especially West Delhi, and complete its report within ten working days.

DMC Chairman Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said that illegal constructions on government lands is an old problem in Delhi but making it an issue of a certain religious community is wrong.  DMC does not support illegal occupation of government lands but the way this issue has been raised seeks to use it issue to build an atmosphere against a certain community which is not acceptable.

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