Demolition: hand of influential persons seen

Our Correspondent
Jind, May 30

Leaders of various local political parties and social organisations condemned the demolition of houses of the Scheduled Castes and weaker sections at Intal Kalan village in the district.

After visiting the scene of the demolition, CPM leader Phool Singh Sheokand said yesterday that it appeared that wrong demarcation of land was the cause behind the demolition. The administration should have taken the affected persons into confidence before demolishing their houses he added.

He demanded adequate compensation for the affected. Mr Ved Pal, Kisan Sabha leader, and Mr Ramesh Chand, CITU leader, also criticised the government for this act.

Mr Mange Ram Gupta, former Haryana minister and MLA of Jind alleged that the houses were demolished at the instance of influential persons of the village.

Meanwhile, activists of the local unit of the Shiv Sena and various organisations of Scheduled Castes held a procession in protest against the demolition. They also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

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Published on: June 1, 2001
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