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Delhi Police intervenes, after rumours of Munirka panchayat deciding to evict Northeast tenants circulate

New Delhi:  Panchayat members in Munirka village of South Delhi held a meeting on Sunday at the local temple, sparking rumours that tenants from Northest living in the locality may be asked to vacate. A

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 18, 2014 15:56 IST ]
delhi police intervenes after rumours of munirka panchayat
delhi police intervenes after rumours of munirka panchayat deciding to evict northeast tenants circulate

New Delhi:  Panchayat members in Munirka village of South Delhi held a meeting on Sunday at the local temple, sparking rumours that tenants from Northest living in the locality may be asked to vacate.


A Facebook posting reported that a panchayat meeting held in Munirka on Sunday had decided to ask all landlords to get their Northeast tenants vacated within three months.

A reporter who went to Baba Gangnath temple in Munirka confirmed that a panchayat meeting had indeed taken place  with nearly 50 members attending, but the panchayat members are now tight-lipped.

The Facebook post also names people from Darjeeling as targets of the diktat and states that the “next meeting [of the panchayat] will decide on whether they will consider Darjeeling people as reliable tenants or not”.

Prominent Northeast activist Binalakshmi Nepram immediately lodged a complaint with police, after which the Vasant Vihar police held a meeting that led to a compromise between members of the Northeast community and the panchayat.

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