27 households in Saidabad evicted; victims allege police harassment | Technoscoob
Hyderabad: “A group corridor is not any place to remain,” remarks Jangamma, a lady who resided in a hut in Lokayukta colony, Saidabad. As we speak she is with no residence.
She stands beside her almairah (cabinet) pointing to the few belongings she has left. Alongside along with her neighbours, Jagamma was rendered homeless and uncertain of what to do, when all of them have been evicted from the land they have been dwelling on for many years.
She alleges that she and her neighbours have been evicted from their huts at 3 within the morning on January 7. There’s little ration to depend on and the few luggage of rice, oil and potatoes will quickly be exhausted. Jangamma then factors to a child additionally residing within the corridor. Not more than 10 months previous, the kid’s face has been reddened by mosquito chunk marks.
Jangamma was amongst 80 different distressed folks whose huts have been demolished by the town police. The residents, all mainly Scheduled Tribes (Lamabadi group), alleged that round 100 police officers (feminine police, constables amongst them) together with labourers have been current because the eviction was carried out at 3 within the morning. The evictees declare that there was no discover, no warning of any form and the eviction came across them out of nowhere.
A number of locals additional mentioned that they have been illegally detained in a neighborhood park within the colony and women and men have been segregated. Whereas the detention was underway, the demolition of the huts is alleged to have taken place early within the morning.
Whereas the evictees deny large-scale violence on a part of the police, they remarked that a couple of of them have been pushed within the rush by the cops. Additional, they mentioned that the ladies have been taken to the Osmania College police station whereas the boys have been detained at Amberpet police station and have been solely let off at 9 within the evening.
Additional, Jangamma and different residents alleged that there was a nexus between the native Muslims residing within the space and the police officers and the locals have been now guarding the land on which they resided.
Police deny claims of late-night eviction
Saidabad police station’s station home officer (SHO) Okay Subba Rami Reddy nonetheless refuted the claims made by the evictees. “The eviction was not carried out at 3 within the morning as there was no motive to take action. We adopted the process and carried out the eviction at 6:30 within the morning. The locals have been in violation of the land grabbing act and a courtroom order. Once they disobeyed the discover of the courtroom, the house owners appealed to income officers who sought our assist,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, so as to add to the narrative, a replica of a letter dated 7 January 2023, written by Malakpet All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala was accessed by Siasat.com. The letter remarks that the courtroom had ordered the 27 households to be shifted to the Nandavanam colony however that by no means occurred.
They are not looking for us dwelling within the space, say evictees:
“I used to be nonetheless in my nightie when the cops arrived at 3 within the morning. I used to be menstruation and once we have been detained within the park, my garments have been soaked with blood. It was humiliating,” Neela, one of many evictees, advised me.
“They don’t need folks like us staying there,” remarked Srinu, one other evictee who works as an auto-driver. “Once we went again to collect our leftover belongings, we have been shooed away by some males. The eviction itself was regarding as we had by no means seen so many cops.”
Jyothi, Jangamma’s neighbour, mentioned that her deceased mom’s insurance coverage and different paperwork now went lacking after the eviction. “The paperwork have been the idea on which I might have gotten a job with the Larger Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC). What am I to do now?” she requested.
The labourers who have been current on the eviction by the police allegedly shifted the residents’ belongings to A-one group corridor in SBI colony, Saidabad, a half-a-kilometre from their residence in Lokaykta colony.
“Now we have voted from right here, we’ve all of the papers to show that we lived right here,” mentioned Neela. Nonetheless, SHO Reddy added, “I don’t doubt that they lived there. It’s simply that they don’t personal the land.”
Regardless of the above particulars, the 27 households are actually dwelling in a group park with out fundamental facilities. “There is only one rest room right here for women and men. Everyone seems to be sitting in a nook and bathing within the open,” mentioned Hamsha. “We live off of no matter ration is donated to us. Even our cabinets are out within the open and now we’ve nowhere to go.”
“Adavi lo unte bhoomi ni gunjukuntaru, Metropolis ki osthe, guduselu gunjukuntaru. Maa Girijanulaku hakulu leva andi? (If we Girijans stay in forests, our land is grabbed. If we come to the town, our huts are grabbed. Will we not have rights?)” asks an indignant Jyothi.
Srinu claims that the residents have written to the Mandal Income Officer (MRO), Joint Collector and to the Income Divisional Officer (RDO) however other than assurances have obtained no assist. Regardless of repeated makes an attempt, Saidabad’s Mandal Income Officer was unavailable for remark.