New Delhi, June 22 (IANS). The Uttar Pradesh government has said in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that the petition filed regarding the demolition of houses is an attempt to give a different color to the legitimate action of the local administration. In the affidavit, the Uttar Pradesh government has said that the local administration is taking legal action within the ambit of the legal process.
The Yogi Adityanath government has said that the Muslim organization Jamaat-Ulema-e-Hind has used unilateral media reporting of certain incidents in its petition to accuse the state government. In the affidavit validating the demolition done in Prayagraj and Kanpur, it has been said that the demolition action has been taken as per the Uttar Pradesh Urban Planning and Development Act, 1972.
The state government says that the allegations made regarding the demolition are completely false and misleading and no party affected by the demolition has reached the Supreme Court regarding this. The petitioner deliberately suppressed the true facts and tried to present a wrong picture of the administration.
Regarding the demolition action taken in Kanpur, the Yogi government said that those constructions were illegal and it has been accepted by two builders. Regarding the demolition of Javed Mohammad’s house, the Yogi government said that the local residents had complained about illegal construction and commercial use of the residential property. The office of the Welfare Party of India was in the house of Javed Mohammad.
The state government has said that as far as action against the persons involved in the riots is concerned, strict action is being taken against them under CrPC, IPC, Uttar Pradesh Gangster and Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act and Uttar Pradesh Public and Private Property Compensation Act. . The Supreme Court had on June 16 told the Uttar Pradesh government that the demolition action should be lawful and should not be done as an act of retaliation. The Supreme Court had also sought a reply from the Uttar Pradesh government on this subject.
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