A day after the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, Indian Youth Congress workers staged a protest outside Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri’s residence in the National Capital.
The Congress workers were seen carrying banners and raising slogans against the BJP government’s ‘Bulldozer Politics’.
Indian Youth Congress Stage Protest
Delhi | Indian Youth Congress stage a protest outside the residence of Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri over the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri. pic.twitter.com/ma6FaQtDMW
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Bulldozers had razed several concrete and temporary structures close to a mosque in Jahangirpuri as part of an anti-encroachment drive by the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday, days after the northwest Delhi neighbourhood was rocked by communal violence. The Supreme Court had to intervene twice to stop the drive after it took cognizance of a petition filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against the demolition.
The area witnessed stone pelting, firing and arson last Saturday with groups of two communities clashing during a Hanuman Jayanti procession.
(With Agency Inputs)