Radhasoami land dispute: HC halts demolition drive in Agra

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

AGRA: The Radhasoami Satsang Sabha on Monday knocked on the doors of the Allahabad high court, seeking a stay over the demolition drive carried out by the local administration.Hearing our plea, the Allahabad High Court has stayed the demolition drive till further orders, SK Nayyar, spokesperson for the Satsang Sabha, said.Tensions gripped Agra on Sunday, when around 30 people, including police personnel, members of the Sabha and a media representative, suffered injuries in a clash between followers of the Sabha and police.We also published the following articles recentlyTension erupts in Agra as Satsangis, local admin 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. 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.Tension in Agra as Satsangis, cops clashTension erupted in Agra as a standoff between the Radhasoami Satsang Sabha and the local administration turned violent. The conflict arose when the administration attempted to remove "illegal encroachments" by the Sabha on government land. In response, around 200 Satsangis began pelting stones, injuring at least 10 police officers and a media person. The demolition has been halted for now. Sabha representatives accused the administration of trying to help builders grab their land, while former CM Akhilesh Yadav expressed support for the Sabha.BJP councillors halt demolition of illegal building in SardarnagarTwo BJP councillors in Ahmedabad, Chandraprakash Khanchandani and Kanchan Panjwani, halted the demolition of an unlawfully built structure with the support of locals. The building had been previously razed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporations (AMC) for being illegal but was reconstructed. The councillors argued that they had not received enough time to regularize the structure. The AMCs standing committee chief, Devang Dani, stated that the illegal building would be demolished in a couple of days.

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