SDPI WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES IF ATTEMPT TO DISTURB GYANVAPI MASJID
New Delhi, 9th April 2021: Social Democratic Party of India will support to the legal battle against Varanasi court’s order to carry out a physical survey of Gyanvapi Masjid by the Archaeological Survey of India, said SDPI National General Secretary Elyas Muhammad Thumbe. He said, if needed the party will pursue legal fight against any attempt of disturbance on Gyanvapi Masjid.Elyas Thumbe reiterated that ‘The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991’ declares that the religious character of a place of worship shall continue to be the same as it was on August 15, 1947. No person shall convert any place of worship of any religious denomination into one of a different denomination or section. All suits or appeals pending before any court or authority on August 15, 1947 will abate as the law comes into power. Hence, nobody has the right to intervene or interfere into any places of worship in the country. Elyas Thumbe said, the communal fascist forces are trying to ignite communal sentiments like ‘Ayodhya issue’ to polarize the people favouring upcoming Loksabha elections and to divert the minds of the people to hide serious failures of present government. He warns that this nefarious conspiracy will be resulted into devastation and unrest in the country and will harm the dignity and esteem of the nation.