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Priyanka Gandhi swipe at Centre over bulldozer action in Jammu and Kashmir, says don’t crush rights

The direction of the use of anti-encroachment drives was issued on January 7, after Commissioner Secretary of the Revenue Department, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, instructed all deputy commissioners to ensure 100 percent encroachment removal from the government land as well as from the grazing land.
02:29 PM Feb 13, 2023 IST | APN Live
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday launched an attack on the Centre over the anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir. The Congress leader in a tweet slammed the Centre and wrote that for peace and trust, it is imperative to listen to the common people and not crush their rights under the bulldozer.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in her tweet also claimed that the people demanding their constitutional rights are being tortured. She also said that in Kashmir, the voices of the common people are going unheard as their houses are being demolished.

The Congress leader also wrote that a country is made of people and for peace and trust to prevail, it is imperative for the administration to listen to the common people and not crush their rights under the bulldozer. Priyanka Gandhi also shared the screenshots of news reports to substantiate the claims she made in her tweet.

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Various political parties including the Congress, The National Conference and the PDP have come forward to slam the government on the anti-encroachment drive and sought for the drive to end immediately.

According to reports, the civic body has repossessed 10 lakh kanals of land across Jammu and Kashmir. The direction of the use of anti-encroachment drives was issued on January 7, after Commissioner Secretary of the Revenue Department, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, instructed all deputy commissioners to ensure 100 percent encroachment removal from the government land as well as from the grazing land.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Manoj Sinha had previously stated that the primary focus of the anti-encroachment drive will only be influential and powerful people. He had also affirmed that no poor or common man will be affected by the drive.

However, reports have come to light from both Jammu and Kashmir where the locals have been protesting while claiming that the drive, unlike what the governor said, are also targeting common people.

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