Protests erupt in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh as bulldozers roll in for anti-encroachment drive

Anti-encroachment drive in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Image : PTI

Anti-encroachment drive in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Image : PTI

Fights ejected in Shaheen Bagh on Monday with many individuals, including ladies, restricting the SDMC’s enemy of infringement drive as tractors moved into the region within the sight of weighty police faculty.

Nonconformists raised mottos against the BJP-managed South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) as well as the focal government and requested that the activity ought to be halted. A few ladies protestors additionally remained before tractors to forestall the activity.

Pioneers from the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress likewise arrived at the spot and arranged a dharna against the activity.

The dissent additionally caused weighty traffic growls in Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Jaitpur, Sarita Vihar and Mathura Road among different regions.

SDMC’s Central Zone Chairman Rajpal Singh let PTI know that the unlawful designs couldn’t be eliminated because of fights.

In December 2019, Shaheen Bagh was the focal point of fights and demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The demonstration was canceled in March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic had struck the city.

Last month, an enemy of infringement drive directed by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri, which saw brutality between two networks on April 16, drew far and wide analysis. The Supreme Court needed to intercede to stop the activity there.

Singh said that eliminating infringement from any region is their mandatory capacity which the urban body is doing.

“Fights being held are politically propelled. We will do anything we need to eliminate infringement. Our tractors and trucks are still there (in Shaheen Bagh),” Singh told PTI.

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Senior police authorities were additionally present at the spot alongside their faculty to give security to SDMC authorities to complete the counter infringement drive nearby.

“Police staff have been conveyed where the counter infringement drive is being completed. This is being done to guarantee that the municipal bodies concerned can do their work with practically no problem and with all security,” a senior police official said.

Paramilitary powers were additionally conveyed to deal with the circumstance, authorities said.

As South MCD authorities with tractors arrived at Shaheen Bagh, a few local people began eliminating their “unlawful designs”.

Delhi Congress pioneers, including party’s media cell bad habit administrator Parvez Alam, were among those kept by the police.

Delhi BJP boss Adesh Gupta condemned the Congress and AAP for “restricting the counter infringement drive” in Shaheen Bagh.

“Today it’s demonstrated that AAP and its MLAs are supporting Rohingyas and Bangladeshis. The individuals who are lying before tractors will be given an answer by individuals. It’s sad that AAP and Congress are contradicting expulsion of infringements in Shaheen Bagh. I ask AAP and Congress not to interface infringement with religion,” he said. PTI

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