UP Goverment bulldozes and frees land from illegal encroachment by Rohingyas in Delhi

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) – On 22nd July, CM Yogi-led Uttar Pradesh Government initiated a massive anti-encroachment drive in Madanpur Khadar from the possession of Rohingyas. Reports suggest that the 2.1-hectare land freed by the administration is worth Rs. 150 crores. Rohingya camps were built illegally on the land that belonged to Irrigation Department.

2.10 hectare land of UP Irrigation Department freed

The UP Government has been proactively taking action against encroachment across the State. Illegal structures, including religious places built on Government land, are being removed. A similar drive was initiated in Madanpur Region in March 2021 when six acres of land was freed from the Rohingya encroachers. Reportedly, local Aam Aadmi Party leader Amanatullah Khan had helped over 300 Rohingyas to settle in the Madanpur Khadar region.

It was reported that the illegal Rohingya settlers were getting Government benefits. It was alleged that the Delhi Government and Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan were providing a huge amount of ration to them. Madanpur Khadar falls under the Okhla constituency in New Delhi. As per the report, the illegal settlement of Rohingyas also had stolen electricity connection and borewell water.

Every inch of Government land will be cleared of encroachments

UP Minister Singh said, “There were illegal encroachments on the land of UP in Delhi. The Government launched a campaign to vacate these pieces of land. 2.1 hectares has been vacated. People had built pucca houses and had been occupying them for years. Some people had settled Rohingyas in the region with the help of the local Government”.