Lok Sabha MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has accused Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of disregarding the authority of the courts of law, by ordering bulldozer action after the violence in Nuh.
The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Owaisi criticised this as a form of "collective punishment" against Muslims.
In response to Nuh Deputy Commissioner Dhirendra Khadgata's statement about implementing confidence-building measures in the violence-affected area, Owaisi took a dig at Khattar.
Owaisi took to Twitter and shared, "Confidence Building means demolishing buildings, homes, medical shops, and shanties of one community (Muslims) without following due process, in order to administer collective punishment. The government under ML Khattar has taken away the rights of the Courts of Law."
Furthermore, Owaisi commented that "confidence" is only being extended to people who share similar ideologies with the BJP/Sangh.
The Nuh Deputy Commissioner stated in a video clip that the demolition was a routine procedure and not intended to target anyone. Owaisi was responding to this statement.
State authorities have denied any connection between the bulldozer action and the Nuh violence case.
However, they have also acknowledged that some of the shops and homes being demolished belonged to individuals involved in the recent clashes.
During the demolition of "illegal" structures in the area where stones were allegedly thrown during the clashes, Dhirendra Khadgata confirmed that the internet ban in the district will continue until the situation returns to normal.
On the fourth day of the demolition drive, bulldozers were brought in by the Nuh district administration to raze Sahara Hotel.
Officials believe that the violence in Nuh started after individuals threw stones from the roof of the Sahara Hotel.
A significant number of structures, ranging from 50 to 60, have already been demolished in various locations. This has caused many individuals to flee, as they fear potential arrests.
According to government sources, the authorities are specifically targeting illegal encroachments that have remained unresolved for several years.
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