Local court here on Friday stayed the construction of the mosque in Atali village for a day and adjourned the matter till Saturday when the district administration will submit a written statement on the issue.
The case was filed by advocate NK Singla on behalf of some Hindus of Atali village. “Senior division vacation judge Puneet Saigal stayed the construction on the mosque till Saturday when the administration and the other party will submit a written statement on the issue,” Singla said. The hearing will resume on Saturday. The Hindus claim the land on which the mosque is being built belongs to the panchayat.
Meanwhile, representatives of Maulana Arshad Madni, president of the Jamiat Ulemae-Hind Maulana Mufti Ismail and his team arrived at Atali village on Friday. Ismail said he and his team came to Atali village with message of peace from Maulana Madni. Ismail and his team disbursed Rs 15,000 among the affected families and assured the victims of every help.
Justice Rajinder Sachar of the Sachar Committee and his team also visited Atali village on Friday. The team visited almost all the affected families and also the site of the mosque. Sachar said he would make a comprehensive report. He expressed surprise that the Haryana chief minister did not visit the riot-hit village.