Uttar Mokamberia (Kalibattala), under Basanti police station, South 24 Paraganas is an obscure yet typical village that dots the landscape of Bengal. Mr. Sudhir Mondal used to be a lessee in the land until he was removed by Mr Niyat Morol, a local leader of Trinamool Congress party. Over a period of 12 years, Mr. Morol built a house in the same land which he attempted to surreptitiously convert into a madrassa and eventually into a Jame mosque while local administration looked the other way.The location of the mosque in proximity to an ancient, revered Kali temple has become a bone of contention between the local Hindus and Mr. Morol leading to mass protests by the former group. This has temporarily halted the construction of the said mosque.
More recently, a legal suit lodged in the Sub-divisional court of Canning has confirmed legal rights of Mr. Mondal over the land.
Nonetheless, local Hindus remain skeptical about their future as they apprehend that their respite is temporary and construction of the mosque will resume after the upcoming panchayat elections are over.”