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Encroaching Ashram Demolished

on 2001/1/20 8:48:02 ( 1584 reads )


FARIDABAD, INDIA, January 13: In protest of the demolition of the Sidhdata Ashram, a crowd of over 1,000 devotees marched in angry protest, raising anti-government slogans and snarling traffic on major highways. On January 9, the Faridabad Administration demolished Sidhdata Ashram, a huge temple complex. While the ashram people assert that they had applied for allotment of the disputed land and the application was pending, the HUDA claimed that the application for the land's allotment had already been rejected. An HUDA official stated the ashram was issued a statutory notice to vacate the encroached land, before carrying out the demolition. They stated the ashram illegally encroached on around 6 acres of prime land and it was on this land that the administration demolished the illegal construction.

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