E to N blocks of Abul Fazal Enclave authorized, rest unauthorized
OT, September 2, 2012 00:33 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/AFE
The long wait for residents of E to N blocks of Abul Fazal Enclave has come to an end with media reporting that these blocks are going to be recognized with some 917 illegal colonies in New Delhi. The move has left many confused that how come these blocks got recognition and other areas of Jamia Nagar dumped.
Confirming this report, Okhla MLA Asif Mohammed Khan said this is how things are. “The government knows the best for not giving recognition to other blocks and colonies in Okhla and just choosing these blocks.”
But N block resident Javed Iqbal Khan, who is RLD Delhi general secretary, told OKHLA TIMES that these are the only undisputed blocks in the whole area. “There are many issues in the area and many societies. For example in D block, Shaheen Bagh and other areas there are several societies and many unresolved disputes. The good thing about E to N blocks is that it is manned by one resident welfare association and it did hard work by submitting documents on time. Also, the association was persistent in following the development, meeting the right people and being at the right place.”
Youth leader Ameeque Jameie also agreed with Khan. He said responsible locals didn’t take up the issue seriously. “Besides, in most of these blocks there is no bonhomie with new societies surfacing at intervals. It is all because of petty politics. Many who lead resident welfare association are not educated and didn’t pursue the case properly. We need to think that how come E to N blocks got recognition and the rest ignored. Let us stop pointing fingers at the government. It is time for introspection,” he said.
With E to N blocks getting recognition means that development work will take place and the rest of the area will continue to languish in neglect. But there is no need to panic as government has already confirmed the no demolition will happen in localities that are yet to get recognition.
The Delhi Congress government doesn’t want to play all its cards in one go. So wait for another assembly election and keep on praying that the Congress comes into power in 2013 so that the issue of authorization of remaining colonies stays alive.
Till then let small-time leaders play politics.
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