Hindus seek help against land mafia

peshawarPESHAWAR – Chairman All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement Haroon Sarb Diyal has diverted the attention of concerned circles towards injustices meted out to the members of Hindu community who are being deprived of their just lawful properties by influential people.

Through a letter addressed to KP Chief Minister, Diyal stated that Allah Rakha son of Ram Charan, resident of R.A Bazaar Lal Kurti, Nowshera Cantt, was deprived of his residential plot by an influential person, who is counted among the blue-eyed people of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.

He informed that Allah Rakha is owner of a five-marla plot at Madina Colony, Nowshera. “The plot has been occupied by one Abdul Manan on May 18, 2014, who has also a plot of two canals next to the appellant,” he added.

He said Allah Rakha has knocked at the doors of various influential people of the area but he received no response simply because he belongs to Hindu community. “He has also submitted an application to Dr Suran Singh, KP Minister of Minority Affairs but so far no his grievances still exist,” he added.

He said that the occupation of properties belonging to Hindu Community is on the rise in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that a few days back some people occupied house of a member of our community on Warsak Road which was vacated after a lot of efforts with the help of Jirga members of the area but he had to suffer loss of Rs0.5 million.

Diyal informed that protection of lives and assets of minorities is the prime responsibility of government, as they themselves cannot fight against land mafia. “The problem is aggravating in the province and if not addressed will bring bad name to the province and the country, he added.

He said the Hindu Community had no problem from their majority Muslim population in the past. “We as representatives of the Hindu Community struggle hard to maintain harmony among different communities of the country.

But it seems that some miscreants are disturbing this relationship and creating law and order situation in the province,” he lamented. He requested that due attention may be given to solution of the problem so as to stop its spread to other areas.

Haroon Diyal reminded that it was not the first act of occupation of Hindu community’s property. In several cities and towns of the province even in Nowshehra, native district of CM Pervez Khattak, temples, houses and other properties of Hindu community are occupied by land mafia.

Source: The Nation