Over the past few months, there has been a considerable rise in the number of illegal Mazars in Noida. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal have opposed the sudden mushrooming of Mazars in the city and adjoining Delhi.
Members of VHP and Bajrang Dal have threatened a state-wide agitation if the local administration fails to remove these illegal Mazars.
Notably, on April 28, the police clashed with Bajrang Dal activists at around 3:30 PM outside Noida’s Sector-39 Police Station. According to Dainik Jagran, some Bajrang Dal activists first ‘misbehaved’ with a policeman at the police station and a ruckus broke out. Subsequently, a heavy contingent of police was called to the spot after senior officials intervened. Some Bajrang Dal members were detained but were later allowed to go.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Meerut chief Dr. Raj Kamal Gupta has warned that VHP, Bajrang Dal, and other members of the Hindu society will be forced to take up a major protest across the state if the district administration does not act upon the mushrooming of Mazars swiftly and strictly. He also suspects the role of local police in safeguarding those who are constructing these illegal Mazars.
He said, “VHP and Bajrang Dal activists went to give a memorandum regarding these Mazars to the Noida Authority and the District Magistrate of Noida. While returning, they were attacked by some people outside the Sector-39 Police Station. Those people in plain clothes were later described by the police as their employees. Even after this, there was a vicious attempt to implicate our workers in a false case.”
He further said, “We demand that the policeman who made a public threat to kill our activist in front of the police station by pointing a revolver at his chest should be arrested without delay and strict action should be taken against those who have booked false cases against the activists. All cases against VHP activists should also be withdrawn.”
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