Thousands of local people along with Vishwa Hindu Parishad and BJP workers staged a massive protest against the allocation of land to a Muslim hostel in Sanganer town of Jaipur. The market in the town has been closed due to the stir and an additional Police force was deployed in the market to keep the situation under control.
Notably, various Hindu organizations and local business firms had organized a bandh in Sanganer on May 17 protesting against the land allocated by the Congress government for the construction of a hostel for Muslims. People have demanded that government must withdraw this order, else a much larger protest will be staged in the future.
Protesters under the banner of “Sanganer Bachao Sangharsh Samiti” took out a protest rally on Thursday against the allotment of land for the construction of hostels for Muslim students in the Hindu-majority area. Protesters took out a rally from Sanganer’s Pinjra Pol Gaushala to the Housing Board’s Sector-5 office, in which people held placards with anti-government slogans to cancel allotments.
Jaipur MP Ramchandra Bohra told that “Earlier land was allotted for Haj House in the area. When we protested, the state government had to bow down and canceled the allotment. 90 percent of the people living in the Sanganer area are Hindus and the government is trying to build a hostel there for the people of Muslim community, which will disturb the demography and peace in this area. This will not be allowed to happen.
BJP MLA from Sanganer assembly constituency Ashok Lahoti said, “The people of the peace-loving area will not accept this. We have suggested the government to allot a land for the hostel in a Muslim-majority area, but Congress government has done the opposite.
He further said, “The Congress is doing appeasement by allotting land worth crores to a particular community for free in a Hindu-dominated area to build a 1,000-bed hostel.”
Here it is important to know that this is the same Congress government, which has recently destroyed more than 100 temporary houses of Hindus migrated from Pakistan in Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, all in the name of ‘removing encroachment’.