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Muslim bodies in Jammu protest against biased encroachment drive

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

People under the banner of three Muslim bodies Tuesday staged a protest outside Jamia Masjid at Talab Khatikan in Jammu against a biased anti-encroachment drive and demolition of a religious school.

The protest was jointly staged by Jammu Muslim Front, Jammu Muslim Youth and Muslim Development Forum against Monday's anti-encroachment drive by Jammu Development Authority (JDA) in Gole Gujral area of the city.

"We are not against the anti-encroachment drive but fail to understand why the drive is restricted to Muslim dominated areas only," an activist was quoted by the Press Trust of India as having said.

The drive was motivated and carried out with the intention of harassing the community, he said, adding that demolition of the religious school by the anti-encroachment team hurt the sentiments of the Muslims.