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Muslim clerics to approach Madhya Pradesh High Court against government's 'bulldozer drive'

The clerics, led by Shahar Qazi Syed Mushtaque Ali Nadwi, alleged that the state government made several Muslim families homeless and forced them to survive under the open sky in this scorching heat.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Bhopal Published on: April 17, 2022 7:48 IST
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Muslim clerics to approach Madhya Pradesh High Court against govt's 'bulldozer drive'

Highlights

  • A group of Muslim clerics in Bhopal decided to approach Madhya Pradesh HC
  • They took this step against state govt's bulldozer drive following recent communal violence
  • The clerics alleged that state govt made several Muslim families homeless

A group of Muslim clerics in Bhopal on Saturday (April 16) decided to approach the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the state government's bulldozer drive following the recent communal violence in Khargone and Barwani districts.

The clerics, led by Shahar Qazi Syed Mushtaque Ali Nadwi, alleged that the state government made several Muslim families homeless and forced them to survive under the open sky in this scorching heat.

The clerics also accused the BJP-led state government of biasness and targeting the community without any prior investigation into the cases of violence. They claimed that houses of many families were demolished although none of the family members was involved in the violence.

How can the government demolish one's house when it was built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), they asked, referring to a report that the district administration bulldozed one house built under PMAY in Khargone.

"We have decided to oppose the government's bulldozer drive in the high court. We have discussed the issue among ourselves and we are certainly going to move the court against this unilateral drive," said Nadwi.

The demolition drive was started in Khargone and Barwani districts, a day after communal clashes broke out on April 10.

The state government maintained that the bulldozer drive was initiated against illegal encroachments.

 

(With IANS inputs)

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