Recently there have been several reports of rapidly changing population ratios along the Nepal-India border. The number of mosques and madrassas continues to increase. Opindia team visited the border areas from 20 to 27 August 2022 and reviewed the ground situation. We tell you what we saw, in order. 20th statement of this chapter:
We spoke to Mahendra Das, the mahant of the Hanuman Garhi Temple in Balrampur district, about population growth and the number of places of worship in the border areas of Nepal and India. The temple is named Hanuman Garhi, whose present Mahant is Mahendra Das. He wrote on his official letterhead and gave us his answer. He himself allowed a part of the temple to be in the possession of Baduruddin, an illegal occupier.
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The temple of the head of Ramjanmabhoomi Trust was also attacked by Nila Jihad
Naresh Kumar, Manager of Hanuman Karhi Temple, Veer Vinay Sauraha Balrampur, speaking to Opindia, said that the temple is the temple of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Trust. According to the King, the current Mahant here is Mahendra Das. He said that some Muslims have encroached a large part of this temple and have been removing it bit by bit over the years.
Court’s order… yet helpless police administration
In a written reply to OpIndia, Mahant Mahendra Das said that the illegal encroachers in Balrampur, along the Nepal border, did not even respect the court’s order. Mahendra Das also alleged that some officials of the administration were behind this insubordination.
Being a Mahant of a Hindu temple, he wrote that he himself witnessed and was pained by the illegal occupation of the temple land by some Muslims, which the administration could not remove even after court orders.
The Palestinian Model of Land Expropriation
According to Mahant Mahendra Das, the Palestinian model was adopted to maintain his temple land as property. He explained that the Palestinian system was followed to possess the temple land, as women and children were brought forward in Palestine.
Mahendra Das of Hanuman Garhi Temple wrote that when the Muslim parties could not acquire the temple land despite years of documents and legal battles, the women and children were made to sit in the same place as they lost in court. Their motive behind this is the same – to play small cards by getting children killed or to tarnish the character of women. Thus the temple land is not yet fully occupied by the temple.
The Palestinian occupation model includes journalists and administrative figures
Mahant Mahendra Das told us that some journalists and administrators are standing behind women and children in a Palestine-style land grab in Balrampur. In his letter to us, he has mentioned that he will take steps to free all places of worship under illegal occupation in the Shravasti Lok Sabha constituency on the Nepal border. He even said that he should pay for this work no matter what it costs.
Balrampur police assured to take action on the court order
Mahendra Das told us that the Balrampur Police in an official tweet said that the orders of the court regarding illegal possession will be followed, in Opindia’s earlier published message. In such a situation, why is she taking so long to clear the decades-old illegal encroachment of the temple on the Nepalese border, he asked in a questioning tone.
– Balrampur Police (@balrampurpolice) September 10, 2022
Who took action to inform the aggressors?
Naresh Kumar, who manages the Hanumangarhi temple in Balrampur, told OpIndia that after winning a court case, Mahant Niruthya Gopal Das requested the Balrampur administration to remove the illegal encroachment on the temple land. According to Naresh Kumar Sherawat, on this request, higher officials also issued instructions to subordinate officials.
Following this, the Raja expressed his surprise that, two days after the administrative authorities signed a letter of intent to remove the encroachment, several women and children were seated in the style of Shaheen Bagh. .
Naresh Kumar suspected that someone in the administration had taken action and leaked all this information to Badruddin’s side.
‘If occupied by previous regime, we will take action’
OpIndia spoke to Balarampur BJP MLA Balduram regarding the complaint of illegal encroachment on Balrampur city and Nepal border. He said that what appeared to be illegal occupations was due to the peaceful policies of the previous governments. He said that the present government is taking serious action.
He told us that he would inform the government and administration from his level about the situation on the Nepal border and would soon move towards a solution. MLA Baldu Ram described the media reports from the Nepali border as worrying.
Read the first statement: Once a Hindu-dominant village, a house with a swastika symbol now bears the mark 786: Population changes after India, mosque, madrasa and Islam across Nepal – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the second statement: Green flags interspersed with moon stars on houses, mosque-madrasas, business: Islamic color thickens over ‘Krishna Nagar’ of Kapilvastu, Nepal as Muslim population grows – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the third statement: Love Jihad in Nepal: Growing Muslim population and ‘Delhi connection’ in marriage game with Nepali women, menace of smuggling gangs across Indian border – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the fourth statement: Whether it is a center of Buddhist faith or a pond…
Read the fifth statement: 3 mosques, 1 madrasa in tribal-dominated Tharu village tussle with Maharana Pratap: This is the ‘way’ of Muslim population on Indo-Nepal border – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the sixth statement: A dargah set up between Buddhist-Jain temples, a grave demolished by the police…shocks again: Muslims on Nepal border – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the seventh statement: Hanuman Garhi land in Jharkhandi temple sarovar, Tajia encroachment: Growing Muslim population on Nepal border affects Balrampur in UP – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the eighth statement: Waqf Dargah-Mazar, an archeologically protected site: Growing Muslim population on Nepal border, Buddhist monastery in trouble – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the ninth statement: Local 2 minaret mosques, 1 minaret in Arab money… Madrasahs in almost every village: Maulana on Nepal border says it’s a game of commission – Opindia Ground Report
Read the tenth statement: Be it SSB base camp or road, village or farm – deserted… Masjid-Madrasah-Mazar everywhere: From Balrampur in UP to Jharwa border in Nepal OpIndia Ground Report
Read the 11th statement: Hindu child circumcision, love jihad after temple marriage and POCSO cases on the rise with population disparity: OpIndia ground report in Balrampur district, bordering Nepal
Read the 12th statement: Arabic-Urdu pipes in villages, UAE name stamp: Nepalese Muslims buy land at exorbitant prices – Opindia Ground Report
Read the 13th statement: Mazar-Karbala, roadside mosque-madrasa-dargah under newly constructed flyover: ‘Green’ dominates Nepal’s Parhini border highway – OpIndia Ground Report
Read the 14th Statement : 4 14 Population is increasing unilaterally due to policy…trying to build a mosque in a village where there is not a single Muslim’ : OpIndia ground report from UP-Nepal border
Read Statement 15: ‘Gareeb Nawaz School’ board in Persian, moon and stars on it…Islamic flags flutter on houses and shops, graves line streets: OpIndia Ground Report from UP-Nepal border
Read the 16th statement: ‘Muslims dominate 20 villages within 10 km, Hindus suppress their festivals’: Nepal border village chief says – Poor Muslims also have a lot of money: OpIndia Ground Report from UP-Nepal border
Read the 17th statement: 150 Madrasahs, 200 Mosques… Know the situation within 15 km radius of the Nepal border, the situation of Muslim-majority border villages: OpIndia Ground Report from UP-Nepal border
Read Statement 18: Water supplied by ‘UAE Association’ at UP-Nepal border, Dumariaganj market in Siddharthnagar, a Muslim-dominated market, Supplier: Opindia Ground Report
Read the 19th statement: ‘Catching a criminal from Nepal is like bringing a criminal from Pakistan’: DSP posted on the border said – Nepal Police will not show the same activity as us – opindia ground report