Hashtags #Bulldozer and #StopBulldozingMuslimHousse trending on Twitter; Demolition of buildings in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri continues despite court order
New Delhi: The demolition of buildings in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri in the name of encroachment has sparked widespread protests on Twitter.
#Bulldozer is number one on Twitter in India. The hashtag #StopBulldozingMuslimHousse is also trending. The bulldozer tactic used by the BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to suppress critics and protesters has been criticized for carrying out Hanuman Jayanti in the troubled city of Jahangirpuri.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has stayed the demolition of the buildings. The court intervened in a petition filed by Hind against the demolition of buildings by Jamiatul Ulama. However, Delhi Corporation officials said the demolition process would continue till the order is received.
The demolition of the Delhi Municipal Corporation buildings was started on the grounds that they were illegal.
Bulldozers are causing more destructions to humans than Military Tanks Now pic.twitter.com/wmNyJQLDOl
– Alauddin Raja (@ Alauddin2100) April 20, 2022
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) has stated that there is no political interference in the proceedings, but the BJP has demanded the demolition of the buildings of the accused in the clashes.
The BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation had sought police help for the ‘encroachment evacuation drive’. An official letter was sent to the North West DCP.
– Abushahma Khan (Abushahma007) April 20, 2022
About 400 policemen were deployed in the area to evacuate the encroachment in Jahangirpuri. Ten bulldozers had arrived. The BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation had sought police help for the ‘encroachment evacuation drive’.
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