Prophet Remarks Row: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Moves SC Against Demolitions in Kanpur

Applicant sought to issue directions ensuring that demolition be carried out strictly in accordance with the law.

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Prophet Remarks Row: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Moves SC Against Demolitions in Kanpur

Amidst the Prophet row and subsequent demolitions, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind moved the Supreme Court on Monday, 13 June, seeking issuance of directions to the state of Uttar Pradesh so that no further demolitions of residential/commercial property are carried out in Kanpur district without following due process.

The applicant has also sought to issue directions to ensure that demolition exercise of any nature must be carried out strictly in accordance with applicable laws and only after due notice and opportunity of hearing given to each affected person, reported Livelaw.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind also stated that two political leaders made offensive and derogatory remarks a few days ago which has sparked up communal tensions in various parts of the country.

Following the remarks, a bandh was called for by a group of people in Kanpur district.

Violence erupted in parts of Kanpur after Friday prayers on 3 June over attempts to shut shops in protest against derogatory remarks about Prophet Muhammed by BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma during a TV debate last month.

A week later on 10 June, protests erupted in several parts of the country including multiple places in Uttar Pradesh. These include Hathras, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Moradabad, Ferozabad, and Ambedkarnagar. Protests in places like Kanpur and Prayagraj, however, turned violent.

(With inputs from Livelaw.)

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