The Chief Minister of Maharashtra introduced to construct a temple as a substitute of a dargah; Photograph: File
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, whereas addressing an election rally, threatened to construct a temple instead of the historic Haji Abdul Rahman Malang Dargah in Mumbai, saying that this dargah was constructed by demolishing a temple.
In response to the British broadcasting group BBC, Shiv Sena chief Anand Dege campaigned to construct a temple at Haji Malang Dargah within the 80s and in 1996, 20,000 employees worshiped contained in the dargah.
Following Anand Dege, now the Chief Minister of Shiv Sena has adopted the identical path.
It might be recalled that 1500 steps of stairs have been minimize out of the rocks to succeed in the Haji Malang Dargah situated on a hill within the suburbs of Mumbai.
It’s mentioned about Haji Maling that he additionally got here to India 700 years in the past from the Arab international locations when the arrival of Arab Sufis in India was frequent and like many Sufis, Haji Maling additionally stayed right here.
Not a lot info is obtainable concerning the building of this dargah and Sahib Mazar, however as a result of his recognition amongst Muslims and Hindus alike, plainly he was a person of peace, love and morality within the area and a poor man.
Essentially the most particular factor about this dargah is that each Muslims and Hindus come right here in giant numbers for pilgrimage and pray right here with spiritual concord.
This dargah can also be collectively managed by Muslims and Hindus for which two members of the trustee are Muslims whereas the hereditary custodian is a Brahmin Hindu. There are additionally many historical temples round this dargah.
The BBC report mentioned that after the development of the Ram Temple instead of the historic Babri Masjid, the extremists at the moment are eyeing a number of different historic mosques and shrines, together with the Haji Malang Dargah.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who belongs to the Shiv Sena get together, introduced the conversion of Haji Maling Dargah right into a temple throughout his election marketing campaign.
Eknath Shinde mentioned that Haji Malang Dargah was additionally constructed by demolishing the temple like Babri Masjid and now we are going to restore the historic temple.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde was contacted by the BBC however he refused to remark.