An undated video alleging that a Dargah had mysteriously sprung up on the footpath along the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad is going viral on social media. In the video, one can see a Dargah beside the road along the riverfront in Ahmedabad.
People took to Twitter to express their shock and dismay at the mysterious appearance of the Dargah which they claimed did not previously exist.
Several people, while sharing the video on the internet have alleged that the dargah was recently constructed and did not exist before. They have questioned the city administration for allowing the encroachment of government land for the construction of a Dargah.
A social media user posted the video claiming that he had recently spotted a Dargah on the riverfront. He asked the government if it is allowed and suggested that such constructions should be removed or else in the future the riverfront will be flooded with mosques and temples. He further commented that he thinks there are enough dargahs in Ahmedabad already.
Many others are also sharing the video, expressing their disapproval with the government for allowing the construction of a Dargah along the riverfront road.
Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, India. This was gradually opened to the public during its construction.
In a separate case, the Supreme Court on July 14, 2017, modified its earlier order on encroachments near the Haji Ali Shrine in Mumbai. The bench took on record the consent of all parties including the Haji Ali Dargah Trust(HADT) that nobody will oppose the demolition of portions of the mosque which are built on encroached land. It was alleged that certain parts of the mosque fall under the encroached area which had been ordered to be cleared by the Bombay High Court.