Former karsevak who converted to Islam found dead in India

After embracing Islam, he had pledged to build 100 mosques

Hyderabad, July 23 (KMS): Mohammed Amir (formerly Balbir Singh), once a karsevak and also a Sangh leader who participated in the demolition of Babri Masjid, died under mysterious circumstances at his residence in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

The local people informed police after a foul smell was emanating from rented house of Mohammed Amir in Hafiz Baba Nagar area of the city. A team from Kanchanbagh police reached his residence and started enquiring into the reason of death.

“The exact reason of death cannot be made out at this moment, if we receive any complaint about the suspicion over his death from the family members, the police will proceed for postmortem and register a case,” said Inspector Kanchanbagh police station, J Venkat Reddy.

After participating in the destruction of Babri Masjid in 1992 and later converting to Islam, he pledged to protect mosques and even helped construct 91 mosques.

Mohammed Amir was staying at a rented house in Hafiz Baba Nagar C block under Kanchanbagh police station limits. He was constructing his 59th mosque which has been named ‘Masjid-e-Rahimiya’ for which he had laid foundation on December 06, 2019. Amir had pledged to construct 100 mosques. The mosque is being built near Balapur road in Hafiz Baba Nagar. December 06 is the date when Babri Masjid was demolished by the Hindutva thugs in 1992.

Amir was a karsevak involved in the destruction of Babri Masjid, when he reached home after the demolition he was given a hero’s welcome by the public. But his family denounced his actions. Later, when he fell sick and began having physiological issues he decided to consult with a Maulana. He went to Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui in Muzaffarnagar in UP and admitted his role in the act of the demolition. The Maulana is reported to have explained to him the Islamic values through Quranic verses.

On June 01, 1993 he embraced Islam and pledged to build 100 mosques. Mohammed Amir built the first mosque in Haryana and named it Masjid-e-Madina in 1994.

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