Former Minister and ex-Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, ex-MP Konda Vishveshwara Reddy and other leaders, was addressing a press conference at his residence in Jubilee Hills on Friday.
Shabbir said that the statement issued by the Chief Minister on the issue was quite disappointing. He said that all citizens of Telangana were deeply hurt due to the demolition of mosques and temple in the Secretariat. He said it was strange that religious structures were illegally demolished in the Secretariat on the orders of the Chief Minister. He said the development was unprecedented and would be remembered in history for wrong reasons.
Shabbir Ali said that CM KCR was treating the assets of Telangana as his personal ‘jagir’ and ransacking the State’s heritage and culture. He also condemned the statement of MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi wherein he Tweeted welcoming the announcement of CM KCR of re-constructing the mosque and temple. He said that the Chief Minister did not promise that the mosque would be re-constructed at the same place. He reminded that the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi dispute pertained to the same place. He said the longest legal battle was fought for several years as Muslims were not willing to accept an alternate place. However, he said Asaduddin Owaisi has agreed to shift the mosque which had no dispute, whatsoever.
Shabbir Ali said that the demolition of mosques and temple were carried out with full knowledge of the Chief Minister. He said even Asaduddin Owaisi was aware that the mosques were being razed and for the same reason he went around hospitals on Thursday to divert people’s attention.