Ex-Okhla MLA Asif leads from front, stops ‘illegal’ construction. After addressing the residents who had assembled at Dolphin House in Shaheen Bagh over construction of illegal structure at the newly-built park in the locality, Asif Md Khan marched towards the spot with his supporters.
On his way to the police station, he stopped at the spot and asked the workers on whose permission the illegal construction was being built on the park. The workers were unable to give answer. Meanwhile some of his supporters started throwing away bricks and shouted at the workers with the labourers fleeing from the area.
Also, local police arrived on the spot. Asif Md Khan argued with them and asked on whose permission was the construction being done to which a policeman said he would look into the matter.
“Road should be broadened not narrowed. Residents are really upset at the way this road has been narrowed. I want to know who has given permission to build illegal structure on the government land without any papers. I was told that BSES office is being built but how come a private company can build office on government’s land. And in case if this is the matter then I want the officials to show the papers and tenders if any have been passed,” he told police officers who had turned on the spot.
Congress leader Pervez Alam Khan and Abdul Wahab were also present on the spot with other local leaders and residents. Earlier while addressing the audience, Pervez Alam Khan said: “This is sinister move to occupy government land. And we with the support of the people will not let it happen at any cost.” Social activist T Ziaul Haque, who resides in Shaheen Bagh also lamented how the construction of the unique park by narrowing the road has made life of commoners difficult. “Since the road has been narrowed it has led to traffic snarls,” he said.
Other residents present in the meeting to expressed their anguish and helplessness that their voice was not being heard.
Even before the meeting was to start, Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan wrote this on his timeline in his defense: “ज़रूरी खबर शाहीन बाग़ मैं बिजली की परेशानी की वजह से BSES एक कंप्लेन सेंटर शाहीन बाग़ चोकी के पास बना रही है ताकि लोग बिल यही जमा कर सके लेकिन कुछ लोग इसकी मुखालफत कर रहे है और कर्मचार्यों के साथ बतमीजी कर रहे हैंमेरी समझ मैं ये नहीं आरहा की ये मुखालफत क्यों कर रहे इनका इसमें इनका क्या फायदा है पिछले दिनों शाहीन बाग़ के लोगो के कहने पर ये complain center बनाया जारहा है आज कुछ लोग Dolfin house नाम की बिल्डिंग मैं मीटिंग कर रहे हैं सुना है इसमें पूर्व विधायक भी आरहे हैं वो लोग हैं जो इस ज़मीन का कॉमेरशल इस्तेमाल करना चाहते हैं ये वहां मदर डेरी के खिलाफ हैं उस रोड पर ट्रांसफार्मर रखने के खिलाफ हैं कुछ दुकानदार इनको अपने फायदे के लिए इनलोगो को इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं अल्हम्दुलिल्लाह इस जगह का इस्तेमाल सिर्फ अवाम के फायदे के लिए होगा अवाम बताये हम लोग क्या करें.”
The post was talk of the meeting with many residents not convinced with the argument put forward by the MLA.
“When there is no power in the locality then where is the question of BSES complaint centre. And also as no everything has gone online there is no need,” said Hasan Iqbal, adding that residents are deeply upset with the construction of the park by narrowing the broad road something that has never happened in any parts of the country.