AWP condemns demolition of Hindu businessmen’s houses, shops

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Zubair Qureshi

Awami Workers Party (AWP) has condemned the demolition of houses and properties of Hindu and Sikh communities in Buner. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the AWP President Fanoos Gujjar described the move against the Constitution that guarantees fundamental rights of the citizens to live according to their religion and faith.
Houses, shops and other buildings of the Hindu and Sikh communities have been razed to ground on the orders of the Deputy Commissioner and under the pretext of a religious party, said Fanoos Gujjar adding the DC, who is brother of a former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) MNA, under the pretext of anti-encroachment drive, instead of taking action against encroachers, has ordered bulldozing vulnerable communities, religious minorities and his opponents. He said this is creating unrest and fear among the religious minorities.
Fanoos warned that AWP would launch a protest movement against the official and expose his corruption.+
He urged the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister to take stock of the situation and suspend the DC who has been victimising his opponents especially elected nazims and workers of AWP by implicating them in false cases and taking bribe from influential elements who are involved in timber and drug smuggling.
The AWP leader also urged human rights organisations to take notice of the repression against religious minorities, peasants, women and poor people in Buner and other parts of KP.
The AWP leader vowed to continue its struggle against the exploitative system and for the rights of the religious minorities, women and working class.