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UP assy members raise issue of grabbing of burial land by mafia; govt to act
Uttar Pradesh

UP assy members raise issue of grabbing of burial land by mafia; govt to act

Agency News

Lucknow, Jul 22 : Amid raising of severe protest by the Uttar Pradesh assembly members even from the ruling side over grabbing of burial land by the mafias, the government informed the state assembly that to address the issue, a task force has been formed in every district.

" These task forces would be headed by the respective district magistrate who will look into the complaints about the illegal encroaching and grabbing of the burial grounds," said state minority welfare minister Choudhury Laxmi Narayan here during the question hour on Monday.

He further said the DMs have been asked to mark the boundary line of the burial ground so that there is no dispute over it. The minister commented that the government is very strict on the land grabbers and even a leader like Mohammad Azam Khan has not been spared by the government. But this statement irked the SP members, who objected to it.

However, the members were not satisfied with the reply of the minister alleging that the government was doing nothing and the burial and cremation ground are being grabbed by the land mafias.Along with the SP and BSP members, who were on their foot on the matter, BJP member from Allahabad( North) Harshvardhan Bajpai too joined the issue seeking to know from the government about the action being taken in this matter.

In another question, the minister said to impart education to the minorities, the government will set up 23 model colleges and 124 mini- ITIs in the minority dominated areas. Narayan also claimed that the madrasas in the state too have been upgraded and now subjects like English, Science and Maths are being taught there." We are not doing any appeasement to the Muslims like the previous governments but will do whatever is really required for the upliftment of the community," he said.

However, the members demanded that the government should give free coaching to the Muslim students for higher education and job opportunities. (UNI)