Chandigarh: After the communal violence in the region of Nuh, Haryana, municipal authorities have begun bulldozing Muslim properties under the guise of illegal encroachments.
According to Indian media reports, the Nuh Municipality has launched a demolition drive, during which 50 to 60 structures have been bulldozed in various areas.
During the municipal authorities’ demolition campaign, a hotel was targeted solely based on the police’s claim that stones were thrown from the hotel during a religious procession of the extremist Hindu group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
The hotel management declared the police’s claim as baseless and false, stating that the hotel was being targeted as a result of the police’s fabricated report, which is an indication of bias against the hotel.
Among the demolished buildings and structures labeled as illegal by the municipal authorities include houses, medical stores, and shops, with almost all of them owned by Muslims.
Local Muslim leaders have alleged that municipal authorities and the police are carrying out these actions based on the demands of the extremist Hindu group, with no legal justification.
Since the communal violence began on Monday, six people have lost their lives, including an Imam and guards of a mosque, while three mosques have been set on fire.