The Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind amidst the ongoing controversy and the demolition that occurred in Kanpur and Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, has moved to the supreme court seeking to ensure issuance of directions to the state of UP, so that no further demolition of properties take place without following due process.
Livelaw has reported that the applicant sought that if any demolition exercise of any nature were to take place then it must be done strictly in accordance to applicable laws and only after due notice and opportunity of hearing given to each affected person is given.
Jamiat’s move comes after demolition drive in UP that took place on Sunday, of those who protested or were suspected of protesting against the remarks against Prophet Muhammad. Among them activist and Welfare Party of India’s leader Javed Muhammad’s house was razed to the ground without any due process being followed or any kind of hearing. He was arrested on Friday night, by the UP police without any notice or arrest warrant and he was transferred to jail the next day. He was termed as ‘mastermind’ of the protest in Prayagraj, by the UP police. His daughter Afreen Fatima, a student activist said that they had received no prior notice in relation to their house being illegal, whose tax they have been paying for the last twenty years.