The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered the respondent authorities to evict the “unauthorised occupants” of the railway land adjacent to Haldwani Railway Station, known as Gaffur Basti.
The High Court has ordered the demolition of 4,365 buildings built by “encroachment on 78 acres of railway land.”
According to media sources, 23 crores would be spent on this campaign. Bulldozers will “pounce on encroachers” in the midst of 7,000 police officers and 15 paramilitary groups.
On Wednesday, Thousands of people including women and children hit the streets in the city to register their protest against the order.
According to reports, majority of people living in the area are Muslim.
Several political parties have lend their support to the protesters.
MLAs Sumit Hridesh, Abdul Matin Siddiqui, and Shoaib Ahmed joined the protesters on the dharna.
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