BJP leader demands demolition of Jinnah House in Mumbai

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An Indian politician demanded on Monday to demolish the Jinnah House, which is present in south Mumbai, and in its place a cultural centre be built instead.

This was demanded by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha during a Legislative Assembly session on Public Works Department, as reported by Indian media.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s house, which is located in Malabar Hill area, is the place where “conspiracy of partition was hatched”, alleged Lodha. “Jinnah House is a symbol of the partition. The structure should be demolished,” he added.

He also remarked that PWD is spending millions of rupees for the upkeep of Jinnah’s residents. The Enemy Property Act took the right away from Jinnah’s family to claim the house.

Earlier this month, the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, was passed in Lok Sabha giving government the power to seize the properties of the people who migrated to Pakistan or China.

Moreover, Lodha also demanded that a cultural centre be built in the place of the house. “The structure should be demolished and a cultural centre highlighting Maharashtra’s culture and pride should be built. The cultural centre should also exhibit the glorious history of India,” Lodha demanded.

An Indian politician demanded on Monday to demolish the Jinnah House, which is present in south Mumbai, and in its place a cultural centre be built instead.

This was demanded by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha during a Legislative Assembly session on Public Works Department, as reported by Indian media.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s house, which is located in Malabar Hill area, is the place where “conspiracy of partition was hatched”, alleged Lodha. “Jinnah House is a symbol of the partition. The structure should be demolished,” he added.

He also remarked that PWD is spending millions of rupees for the upkeep of Jinnah’s residents. The Enemy Property Act took the right away from Jinnah’s family to claim the house.

Earlier this month, the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, was passed in Lok Sabha giving government the power to seize the properties of the people who migrated to Pakistan or China.

Moreover, Lodha also demanded that a cultural centre be built in the place of the house. “The structure should be demolished and a cultural centre highlighting Maharashtra’s culture and pride should be built. The cultural centre should also exhibit the glorious history of India,” Lodha demanded.

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