saffron outfits to go for land-jihad

Meerut: Right-wing groups are chalking up a campaign against what they term as ‘land-jihad’. They are campaigning against the alleged appropriation of government land by minority groups and takeover of majority-dominated residential areas.

Uttar Pradesh convenor for VHP-Sudarshan Chakra told TOI, “We want to draw the attention of the government to those areas within the premises of governments institution and on government land, where a grave is converted into a mazaar (shrine) and within no time a small mosque is built. And then anti-national activities are planned and promoted there.”

Bajrang Dal convenor for Meerut, Balraj Dungar said, “There is a sinister strategy by members of the minority community to buy a house in a Hindu-dominated locality.”