Gujarat Govt removing Muslim properties weeks after Ram Navami violence

Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India), April 27 (KMS): The government in the Indian state of Gujarat has started demolishing properties they allege are encroachments in Himmatnagar city, where anti-Muslim violence was carried out by Hindutva groups during a procession of Hindu festival, Ram Navami.

The Gujarat BJP government’s decision to raze properties of Muslims soon after Hindutva violence follows similar actions taken by the Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh BJP administrations and BJP controlled North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The Himmatnagar municipality has started carrying out demolition in Chhapariya locality, which is close to where the communal clash had erupted on Ram Navami, Superintendent of Police Vishal Vaghela told the media.

The authorities deployed cops in the area as bulldozers began removing the alleged encroachments in Chhapariya.

The police have arrested 11 Muslims in connection with an alleged conspiracy.