12 hrs after Raj Thackeray’s ‘threat’, BMC razes illegal ‘dargah’ in Mahim sea


MUMBAI: Barely 12 hours after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray’s dramatic revelations of an unauthorized ‘dargah’ arising within the Arabian Sea off Mahim, the BMC rushed a crew there and demolished it, right here on Thursday.

A crew of BrihanMumbai Municipal Company (BMC) together with a heavy police bandobast, a JCB and different tools, swooped onto the so-called ‘mazaar’ (grave) of an unknown person who had quietly manifested on a tiny rocky islet a number of meters away from the Mahim sea-shore.

The BMC-police groups examined it completely, eliminated the flagpoles with inexperienced and white flags, different paraphernalia on and across the ‘mazaar’ after which rolled a bulldozer which lowered it to mud.

Earlier, in addition they mentioned the matter with the trustees of the 600-year-old Hazrat Makhdum Shah Baba Radiallahuahhu, Mahim, who supplied their full help to curb any illegalities on the islet close by.

The purported ‘mazaar’, coated with a inexperienced material, garlands and flower-chadars, used to draw a number of devotees who would wade by way of knee-deep sea-water for a number of meters to go to the location and provide prayers there.

The event got here the morning after Raj Thackeray pulled the ears of the state authorities, Mumbai Police and civic administration, and drew their consideration to the potential safety menace lurking there.

MNS Spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande welcomed the BMC motion whereas state Bharatiya Janata Party President Chandrashekhar Bawankule congratulated Raj Thackeray for highlighting the matter which opened the eyes of the federal government.

He served an MNS-style ultimatum that until the ‘dargah’ is demolished inside a month, the MNS would go and erect a Ganpati Temple on the identical spot.

Hinting at safety implications, Thackeray had roared: “The Mahim Police Station is close by, the BMC officials keep moving around there… Yet, since the past two years this ‘dargah’ is blatantly coming up in the sea… Another ‘Haji Ali Dargah’… And there’s nobody to talk about it?”

Returning along with his outdated fashion of addressing rallies with a visible part — ‘Laav re te video’ (Play that video) after 5 years — Raj ordered taking part in a clip, apparently shot with a drone, hovering round and over the tiny islet, clearly exhibiting the ‘mazaar’ that has cropped up within the Mahim sea.

The video confirmed pictures of some inexperienced and white flags, fluttering on a tall pole and on strings round, a handful of women and men ‘devotees’ paying their respects on the makeshift grave of the unknown particular person reportedly resting there.

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