Hyderabad: Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily told that despite the formation of separate Telangana State, Muslims and Dalits are deprived of Justice. He pointed out that the lakhs of acres of land belonging to Nizam of Hyderabad was seized by the Govt. whereas the Muslims and Dalits are deprived of houses. Telangana Govt. should provide a house to Muslims and Dalits as promised by it. If the land of Nizam acquired by the Govt. is not distributed among the weaker sections, it would become the source of income for the capitalist and political leaders.
He was addressing a round table conference at Press Club, Somajiguda organized by Telangana Political Joint Action Committee on the demand to probe Miyanpur land scam through CBI.
Prof. Kodandaram, Mr. Gopal Sharma, Mr. Ram Krishna Reddy and others also addressed the press conference. Mr. Zaheeruddin Ali Khan told that by manipulating Govt. records of the Jagirdars, the lands of the Nizam were shown as Govt. land. This should be distributed to the houseless persons. So long as the weaker sections do not get a house, the dream of Golden Telangana will not be fulfilled.
Prof. Kodandaram told that exploitation of Govt. lands by political leaders is not a new thing but after the formation of Telangana State, it was expected that this will not happen anymore which was proved wrong. He further said that it is very regrettable that illegal possessions on Govt. and Wakf lands are on the increase in the newly formed Telangana State. It is the duty of the Govt. to prevent such incidents. If the Govt. does not take stern action against illegal possessions of lands, people would continue to use it for their personal benefits.
He pointed out that the exposure of the names of politically influential leaders in Miyanpur land scam is a proof that political leaders have been misusing Govt. lands. If the Govt. is serious about the Miyanpur land scam, it should handover the case to CBI. He mentioned that Telangana Political JAC will not keep quiet till the culprits in the scam are punished. He hinted at starting awareness campaign in this regard.