ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the people involved in encroaching the lands in Sindh owned by the Hindu community, ARY News reported.
A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of grabbing the Hindu’s lands in Sindh.
Minorities MNA Ramesh Kumar informed the bench that the answer of 46 complaints of land grabbing from Larkana has been received.
Chief Justice Saqib told Ramesh Kumar MNA, “You are saying Syed Khursheed Shah has grabbed the land but Shah says he didn’nt encroached lands.” Kumar, a PTI MNA, said Commissioner Larkana division has also confirmed it.
The Chief Justice said the court issuing notices to the people who have grabbed lands of Hindus. “We have received the list of the alleged land grabbers,” he further said.
In an earlier hearing Ramesh Kumar had informed the court tht Syed Khursheed Shah’s name is also being taken in illegal encroachment of Hindu’s lands.
MNA Ramesh Kumar had informed the bench that Domkis, Mazaris and Shahs, all of them have encroached lands of Hindus.
In Larkana, Dharamshala, Gaoshala and even crematorium have been encroached by the land grabbers, the MNA told the court.
He told the court that 45 applications were received from Larkana alone regarding land grabbing.
The land of Prof. Bhagwan Devi was grabbed with an unregistered power of attorney, the MNA informed.
Responding to his statement, the CJP said he was extending scope of the committee so it could entertain all applications related to the matter.
He, however, added that the apex court had particularly taken notice of Dr Bhagwan Devi, a retired professor, who in a video claimed that the Hindu community in Sindh was the victim of the worst lawlessness and mismanagement.
The video of Dr Bhagwan Devi came to light in October in which she said that the land mafia was taking over properties owned by Hindus in Sindh, especially Larkana, on the basis of “false power of attorney”. Devi added that affected members of the community were also being threatened into silence.
“Many Hindus of Larkana have sold their properties and are ready to leave [the country],” she regretted, adding that many have already left.
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