Anybody who would have visited Lucknow or any other major railway stations in India can recall the memories of seeing Mazars in-between the railway lines and platforms. This is not only the situation of railway stations, but one can find this menace on so many public places and major highways of the country. 

One can see the railway line or the highway takes a sharp turn when traveling or driving. The reason remains the same most of the time. Because there was a Mazar falling on the railway line or highway construction path, the construction has to take a sharp turn.

Mazars and Dargahs are the places where a Mughal is said to be buried. However, in India, one would have seen the Mughals fighting and rioting to have a Kabristan. Kabristan is a designated and restricted area where all the dead Mughals are expected to be buried. 

Though various Mughal sects and castes may have their separate Kabristans such as Shia, Sunni, Ahmadi, Bohra, etc.., all Mughals are expected to be buried in that restricted area only. But, why then frequently sighted Mazars have single Mughal buried outside the Kabristans.

This is certainly a land scam of modern India. Mughals often encroach on public land, citing a Mazar or Dargah, where a Mughal is buried, which must be actually buried in a Kabristan. They do it even today, and governments do not object due to their appeasement policies. 

The Yogi government of UP has correctly exposed this scam. UP government has recently recovered 100 acres of land illegally encroached by Mughals at the name of Mazar. 

This must be followed by the Indian Railways, NHAI, and other public institutions too to recover the thousands of acres of land encroached by Mughals at a Mazar’s name. 

All the Mazars must be demolished, citing when all the Mughals were buried in Kabristan, how could a single guy be buried outside. State governments should also work on it and recover the land encroached on a Mazars’ name by Mullahs in various public places.

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