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Attempt made to occupy Jamia land; know what happens

Attempt to illegally occupy vacant land of Jamia Millia Islamia has been foiled, said sources. It is understood that some people made failed attempt to turn a Jamia land nearby campus into a marriage hall was foiled, said sources, adding that timely intervention into the matter saved the land.

As the university is closed the alleged trouble makers chose the right time, said sources.

Sources said self-proclaimed respectable people were behind the move to usurp Jamia land illegally. The incident took place a few days ago.

It is not for the first time that efforts have been made to occupy Jamia land.

It was only recently when the authorities after years of hard work were able to get their large chunk of occupied land freed from squatters.

A few months ago the land was occupied with people running shops and doing business. However, the land was evacuated then with large number of police force being deputed in the locality. (Watch the video above)

A few leaders turned up on the spot, but were detained to be released. Protesting residents too were detained for a few hours. The whole process to occupy the land had taken days to be completed.

Now, the land has been protected with boundary wall coming up. Chances are that some new university building might come up on the freed land.

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