Some residents and owners in the walled town of Bharuch in Gujarat displayed banners outside their homes and commercial properties on Monday. The people protested against the purported slack implementation of the Gujarat Prohibition of Transfer of Immovable Property and Provisions of Tenants from Eviction from Premises in Disturbed Areas Act in Bharuch of South Gujarat.
Soni Falia and Bahadur Burj localities of Hathikhana (Hajikhana) in Bharuch, saw the residents of houses and the owners of commercial properties hanging banners – which said that the particular property was for sale. Hathikhana (Hajikhana) is an area where Hindus and Muslims co-exist.
The Disturbed Areas Act in parts of Hathikhana, after it witnessed the incidents of communal riots in the year 2019.
The protesting residents say that they have done this to draw the attention of the administration towards non-implementation of slack implementation of the provisions of the act which can lead to polarisation of a particular community.
A resident of the town who hung a banner outside his home said they have done so to draw the administration’s attention towards ‘non-implementation or slack implementation’ of the provisions of the Disturbed Areas Act in the town leading to polarisation of a particular community.
Whereas, the administration said that the Home Department included 500 metres of surrounding areas under the Disturbed Areas Act, a couple of months ago and they will look into the issues and see if it is properly implemented.