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JK Admin demolishes Ali Sagar’s property, Salman Sagar says ‘destruction in facade of reform’

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Ali Muhammad Sagar's house being demolished in Humhama Srinagar on January 25, 2023.

Srinagar: Salman Ali Sagar, the son of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, whose house was bulldozed by the authorities on Thursday, termed the demolition a “destruction in the facade of reform”.

The walls of the house were bulldozed yesterday afternoon in the Humhama area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar.

Salman said that the house was built on the property land in the name of his mother and prior to the construction, the family had taken permission for the same.

He claimed that the employees of the government, from constable to Deputy Commissioner, have followed the farmaan (order) from higher-ups for which they will get appreciation and posting as well.

“It was a planned attack. First, the security was withdrawn, and now this. However, we are not scared of such moves and we will get back with a strong response,” Salman said.

Pertinently, the structure was demolished during an ongoing drive by the administration to demolish the structures on ‘state land’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

A team from the revenue department reached the site at Airport road Humhama on January 25 afternoon and razed the structure to the ground.

The demolition followed a condemnation tweet from the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference party.

“JKNC condemns the dismantling of the outer wall at Party General Secretary @AliMSagar_’s house at Humhama. Such actions of the govt. clearly smack of political vendetta, and the misuse of govt. machinery for the same,” reads the tweet.

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