Is the burial space of Muslims so much constraint now that a tomb of a former ruler needs to be demolished to pave way for more burial grounds from common Muslims.
This is according to a letter from the Shia Central Wakf Board to the Prime Minister. In its letter, the Shia Central Waqf Board has now suggested the demolition of Humayun’s Tomb and its conversion into a graveyard for Muslims.
According to reports, the Shia Central Waqf Board president, Waseem Rizvi, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
In his letter, Rizvi has stated that demolishing Humayun’s Tomb and converting it into a graveyard would solve the acute problem being faced by the Muslims for burying the dead in Delhi.
Rizvi wrote the letter to the PM after the All India Rabta-e-Masajid and Madaris-e-Islamia of Yamuna Vihar informed the UP Shia Central Waqf Board about the extreme shortage of space for graveyard in the national capital.
In their letter dated October 15, the two organisations said that the old burial grounds had got filled up and there is no space for building new ones either.
The two organisations also urged the UP Shia Waqf Board to provide land for burial ground in the neighbouring state close to the Delhi border.
In its reply, the UP Shia Waqf Board said that it examined the cities in UP close to the Delhi border but found that there was no land available with it for the purpose.