Mirpurkhas: Home dept sealed off altercated building
MIRPURKHAS: According to the Dawn News on Tuesday, the district administration under the orders of the home department sealed a disputed building in Neem Wali Gali, Hirabad, here late Sunday night. Officers of district administration along with personnel of law enforcing agencies sealed the building to ease tension caused by a tug of war between two religious groups over the establishment of a madressah in the building. On Monday, police produced 11 members of the Ulema Action Committee in the court of civil judge and judicial magistrate-I of Mirpurkhas. They were granted bail in the cases of murder attempt, creating law and order situation and forcing shopkeepers to close their shops registered against them on Friday night. The building belonged to one Qutubuddin whose son-in-law Suleiman established a madressah in it. The area is dominated by people belonging to rival sect. Suleiman and his supporters were trying to convert the house into a mosque without taking a ‘no-objection certificate’ from the government. Some residents approached a local court which ordered the sealing of the house. Police and revenue officials requested the DCO to seal the house. On Friday, supporters of Suleman opened the house and offered Juma prayer there. Some people of rival sect demonstrated against the move. The district administration imposed section 144 and banned gathering of five or more people. Police picked up a number of people after registering cases against them.