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Raj Thackeray claims ‘unlawful dargah’ has come up in Mahim Bay in Mumbai

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Raj Thackeray claims 'illegal dargah' has come up in Mahim Bay in Mumbai

On twenty second March 2023, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray held the annual program of his political celebration at Shivaji Park within the Dadar space of Mumbai. During his speech at this occasion, Raj Thackeray shared a video of an unlawful dargah constructed within the sea at Mahim Bay in Mumbai. Raj Thackeray warned that he would erect a Ganpati temple subsequent to it if this unauthorized development shouldn’t be demolished inside a month.

Raj Thackeray requested Muslims in Maharashtra in the event that they agree with the issues he confirmed within the video. He stated that this stuff occur when the federal government doesn’t pay correct consideration to issues. He stated, “I request chief minister Eknath Shinde, home minister Devendra Fadnavis, Iqbal Chahal – the commissioner of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai Police chief Vivek Phansalkar that if you are not taking any action against this in a span of next one month, then we will build the biggest Ganpati temple just near to this illegal dargah.”

The video shared by Raj Thackeray exhibits how over the interval of previous few years, a spot within the sea on the Mahim Bay space was encroached upon by Muslims. In this video, Muslims are seen making reclamation on the proven level within the sea. On the ‘island’ fashioned by reclamation land, Muslims are seen constructing one tomb. Subsequently, it’s seen {that a} approach to attain this tomb can also be made in an analogous method and Muslim women and men approaching the unlawful development are additionally seen. The video is shot by drone cameras and Raj Thackeray additionally claimed in his speech that there was nothing at that place two and half years in the past. He additionally stated that he has satellite tv for pc photographs of the place which show the identical.

Raj Thackeray stated, “This is constructed illegally in the last two to two and half years in the sea opposite the Makhdum Baba dargah in Mahim. There was no such thing there as seen in the video. I even have satellite images of that. They raised it out of nothing. The Mahim police station is not far away from this place. No one pays attention. Municipal Corporation employees keep roaming around the city but nobody sees it. In broad daylight, they are building a second Haji Ali here.”

He added, “If action is not taken against this within a month, then we will build the biggest Ganpati temple just near it. Will see whatever happens. If you are giving such concessions to them, if you are ignoring them to this extent, then ignore our actions too. I won’t tolerate these things anymore. If I am voted to power even once in this state, I will make everyone abide by discipline. So much so that no one will dare ever again to see this soil with evil intentions.”

Examination of the world on Google Earth appears to substantiate the claims made by the MNS chief. Historical photographs of the positioning present that whereas a small portion of the seabed is raised at that time which turns into seen throughout low tides, the ‘island’ has been expanded in latest occasions, and the Dargah has come up on it. However, as the ocean degree retains altering attributable to tides, the Dargah goes beneath the water generally, and subsequently it’s not seen in all of the latest satellite tv for pc photographs.

Google Earth picture from 10/2019

Google Earth picture from 01/2020

Google Earth picture from 12/2022

The ‘island’ is round 220 metres away from Hazrat Makhdum Shah Baba Dargah situated at Mahim West.

Raj Thackeray stated, “Anyone comes here and does anything right in front of you here and also out there in Maharashtra. But we don’t pay attention to it, we are busy in politics. You should display your power every now and then. In fact, you don’t need to display your power but you have to show it. Do the Muslims living in Maharashtra approve of such things? You erect such illegal constructions anywhere in broad daylight. Whose dargah it is? Whose tomb it is? A fish?”

Raj Thackeray confirmed two extra movies throughout his speech. In one video he confirmed Javed Akhtar talking in a program in Pakistan the place he expressed his displeasure over masterminds concerned within the 26/11 terror assaults of Mumbai roaming freely in Pakistan. In this video, Javed Akhtar additionally expressed his displeasure over Pakistan not inviting Lata Mangeshkar regardless of many Pakistani artists invited to India now and again up to now. Raj Thackeray stated that he expects Muslims in India and Maharashtra to be like Javed Akhtar and condemn Pakistan-sponsored terrorist actions loud and clear.

In one other video, he confirmed how a playground in a residential society within the Sangli metropolis of Maharashtra is being encroached on by Muslims and the way they’re trying to construct a mosque over there.