The existing Muslim burial grounds in Bangalore South are fully utilized and there is no space for new burials. Residents of areas like Bismillahnagar, Gurappanpalya, B.T.M layout, Lakshmi layout(to name a few) havevery few options left to bury their dead. Therefore, a few motivated and far-sighted residents of these areas have come together and have formed the BISMILLAH IDGAH AND KHABRASTAN TRUST (Regd.) with the objective of providing a Muslim burial ground ie. Khabrastan in close proximity to these areas.
A Khabrastan with a Difference
The BIK Trust has purchased a total extent of 6 acres of land in Mantapa village, Jigani hobli, Anekal taluk. This land (4 acres in Sy. no. 171 and 2 acres in Sy. no. 171/14) is on Raaghalli Road near Bannerghatta National Park, off Jigani Road. One of our Trustees Mr. Noorul Ameen has donated the adjacent land measuring 2 acres for the Khabrastan. Now, totally we are in possession of 8 acres of land. With valuable contributions from the public, we could establish a unique Khabrastan with all the graves in straight rows and duly numbered as per the computer drawing. This will guide the visitors and relatives, thereby avoiding the necessity of erecting memorial plaques. There are pathways in between the graves to avoid trampling of graves. A burial record of each of the numbered graves is being maintained in our computerized data bank. In the first phase, we have made provision for 456 graves. THE KHABRASTAN IS NOW READY FOR BURIAL (TADFEEN) AND ALREADY MANY BURIALS HAVE TAKEN PLACE. We can accommodate 2000 graves totally in future in our land holding.