Muslim leaders to move Madhya Pradesh court against ‘bulldozer drive’

Bhopal, April 18 (KMS): After Jamiat Ulma-i-Hind, another group of Muslim clerics, now in Bhopal, have decided to approach the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the state government’s bulldozer drive in Khargone and Barwani districts.

The clerics, led by Shahar Qazi Syed Mushtaque Ali Nadwi, said that the state government made several Muslim families homeless and forced them to survive in the open sky in the scorching heat.

The clerics also accused the BJP-led state government of biasness and targeting the Muslim community without any prior investigation into the cases of violence. They said that houses of many families were demolished although none of the family members was involved in the violence.

How can the government demolish one’s house when it was built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), they pointed out, referring to a report that the district administration bulldozed one house built under PMAY in Khargone.

“We have decided to oppose the government’s bulldozer drive in the high court. We have discussed the issue among ourselves and we are certainly going to move the court against this unilateral drive,” said Nadwi.

The demolition drive was started in Khargone and Barwani districts, a day after communal clashes broke out on April 10.