Demolish Humayun tomb solve Muslim graveyard problem: Shia Board
In a bid to solve the problem of graveyards, the UP Shia Central Waqf Board has suggested the demolition of the Humayun Tomb. It can be converted into a graveyard for Muslims, president of the Board, Waseem Rizvi said in a letter to the Prime Minister.
He said this would solve the grave problem being faced by the Muslims of Delhi for burying the dead.
The All India Rabta-e-Masajid and Madaris-e-Islamia of Yamuna Vihar, in letters to the UP Shia Central Waqf Board dated October 15, lamented the paucity of space for graveyard in the national capital. They said the old burial grounds had got filled up and there no space for building new ones either. The two organisations have requested the UP Shia Waqf Board to provide land for burial ground in the neighbouring state close to the Delhi border.
The Board said it examined the cities in UP close to the Delhi border but found that there was no land available with it for the purpose. However, it said, the problem concerning the Muslims living in Delhi was really serious and required to be solved in public interest.
The Board has suggested to the PM to demolish the Humayun's Tomb situated in the Nizamuddin area of the national capital and convert it into a burial ground.