Tension erupts in Agra as Satsangis, local admin clash

  • | Tuesday | 26th September, 2023

Agra: Tension gripped Agra on Sunday evening as a standoff between members of the Radhasoami Satsang Sabha and the local administration led to stone pelting by satsangis, in which at least 10 cops sustained injuries.During stone pelting, a media person also sustained a head injury after being struck by a brick. He was rushed to SN Medical College, the police said.The clash erupted when a team from the local administration and police personnel, arrived in the Dayalbagh locality on Sunday to remove "illegal encroachments" by the Satsang Sabha on government land. As a bulldozer approached to dismantle a gate that restricted public access, a group of approximately 200 Satsangis, including women and children, started stone-pelting, said city magistrate Anand Kumar Singh.DCP Suraj Kumar said, "The revenue department had demanded the deployment of the police force to remove illegal encroachment in Dayalbagh done by Radha Soami Satsang Sabha. The members of the Sabha disrupted the demolition exercise and indulged in stone pelting. This resulted in several policemen getting injured. For now, the exercise to remove encroachments has been halted. Meanwhile, Sabha representatives claimed that the administration was trying to grab their land to help builders. We warn the police and administration to leave. This is our land. We will move to court and take legal action against the officials indulging in unlawful activity, they declared over the loudspeaker.Ex CM Akhilesh Yadav said, The ruling dispensation, along with police and administration, is trying to fulfil the interests of land mafias. The Samajwadi Party stands with Sabha in protest against injustice and efforts to save Dayalbagh." Deepak LavaniaWe also published the following articles recentlyTension in Agra as Satsangis, cops clashA clash between members of the Radhasoami Satsang Sabha and the local administration in Agra resulted in stone pelting, leaving at least 10 police officers injured. The clash occurred when authorities attempted to remove "illegal encroachments" by the Satsang Sabha on government land. The Sabha representatives claimed that the administration was trying to take their land to benefit builders. Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed support for the Sabha and accused the ruling dispensation of favoring land mafias. The demolition exercise has been temporarily halted.Illegal structures on gram sabha land to be razedAuthorities in Prayagraj, India, have arrested eight individuals involved in a triple murder case and have now begun identifying and demolishing illegal structures on gram sabha land. Over 20 illegal structures, including boundary walls, have been identified and will be razed to the ground. The joint teams are currently reviewing documents and records to determine if the arrested individuals were involved in any illegal constructions as well. This follows recent actions taken by the Pune Municipal Corporation in demolishing unauthorized structures at food joints and commercial establishments on Fergusson College Road in Pune, as well as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation taking action against six illegally constructed shops in Haibowal. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has also formed a central team to demolish illegal buildings and has declared a school and other properties in Hisars Satrod Khurd village as illegal constructions on government land.After Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha passes womens reservation bill with 214 votes in favour, 0 againstThe Rajya Sabha has passed the womens reservation bill, which proposes to give 33% reservation to women in the lower house and legislative assemblies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the passage of the bill as a defining moment in the countrys democratic journey. The bill was previously cleared by an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha. The proposed law can only be implemented once the census and delimitation exercise takes place. This is the first bill to be introduced in the new Parliament building.

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