JAMMU: A protest was reported from Talab Khatikan of Jammu in support of Gole Gujral Muslim residents who were allegedly subject to harassment by JDA demolition squad. The speakers alleged that the action was part of the “hidden agenda of anti-national forces” who are playing dirty tricks to hurt the sentiments of Muslims, a statement issued by the Front said.
The demolition squad avoided searching inside the Masjid Cum Makhtab resulting in unfortunate happening which needs a disciplinary action against these people, the statement said.
Jammu Muslim Front leaders while showing their solidarity with Gole Gujral residents have appealed Government to issue White Paper on the land encroached on the banks of Ranbir Canal used for the religious purpose be made public.
Interestingly this colony existed before the birth of JDA. They never objected to eviction but the shameful way of JDA speaks the hidden force behind them to target a particular community.
“This operation could have been carried out with great precaution and before this, they could have searched for children inside and religious books but the administration in haste has lost its moral ground and is no more public friendly especially targeting peaceful Muslims of Jammu has created a wedge,” the statement issued by the Front said.
The front leader said Government should speak out clearly why the community is being subjected to harassment time and again. “BJP, PDP Government should explain to people why one-sided action,” they said.
Shuja Zaffar, the Front Chairman termed it a total failure of the Government in establishing the rule of law. He said this official working style is harmful to the interest of country, justice, honesty and equality.
JDA officials on Monday demolished a seminary in Gole Gujral. It existed before the JDA came into being, they said.