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MCD to streamline Muslim community in Dimapur

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Dimapur, October 12: In the wake various Naga organizations coming out strongly against the unabated influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants into the State, the Muslim council of Dimapur (MCD) has decided to streamline the Muslim community in Dimapur.

This was decided in a meeting convened by MCD on September 17 with all Jame Masjids (permanent) and Pangajana Masjids (temporary) committees within Dimapur District, said a press release issued by Ahidur Rahman, Working President of Muslim Council of Dimapur.

In the meeting it was unanimously decided that the MCD will regulate the mushrooming of Pangajana masjids, which are temporary in nature. 

Verification and registration would be done to asses if at all some are necessary or not and weather proper norms of a masjid are being followed or not. The verified pangajanas would then be attached to their respective area Jame Masjids for proper coordination, the MCD said.

In this connection, the MCD appealed to the land owners within Dimapur district not to rent out or lease out their land to any group or individuals to set up any Pangajana masjids without the consent and permission of the MCD and also cooperate if some prayer houses needs to be closed down upon verification. 

The council also sought the cooperation of the district administration. GBs and all concerned "as this would be a historic step by the MCD which would definitely be a preliminary step to streamline the community."

The meeting also resolved that the Imams (priests) of such temporary prayer houses  henceforth must get proper verification before he gets appointed at these pangajanas and a board shall formed with senior Imams to take interview. It decided that MCD would convene more such meetings to discuss matters which would help regulate and streamline the Muslim community in Dimapur.

Meanwhile the MCD has appealed to all Muslims to cooperate with the directives of the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur for proper registration under the GBs in different colonies in Dimapur and Chumukidema, in affirmation to the MCD earlier appealed in 2012 to the State Government for verification of migrants of all communities. It had also submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Nagaland in 2015 for the same reason. (Page News Service)


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