Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind chief Arshad Madani welcomed Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to stall the anti-encroachment drive by authorities in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area that witnessed violent clashes between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on Saturday.
Appreciating SC’s prompt intervention, Madani said, “We are happy that our application has been accepted and a stay on the anti-encroachment drive has been granted. The case will be heard in the court tomorrow and we will take help from senior lawyers to fight the case. We hope the court will give a decision in our favour.”
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind had filed a petition stating that the demolition drive was more of a retribution against one community for resorting to violence. The press secretary of Jamiat, Fazlur Rahman said, “On the special directive of president Madani, a petition was filed on 17 April in the Supreme Court against bulldozing of commercial and residential properties of Muslims in BJP ruled states under the guise of crime prevention.”