On Monday, Harish Rawat, a senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, sat in silence for one hour at his Dehradun residence in a show of solidarity with the people of Banbhulpura in Haldwani. The demonstration, referred to as a “silent fast,” was held to bring attention to the issues faced by the community and to call for justice. Rawat stated that the matter was currently being addressed by the Supreme Court and expressed hope for a fair resolution, saying, “We are praying for justice and hoping that the homes of the people will not be affected.”
In addition, Rawat stated that the purpose of the silent fast was to appeal to the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand to take action. Rawat said, “The Chief Minister is the guardian of the state. My silent fast for one hour is dedicated to the Chief Minister.” Rawat is calling on the Chief Minister to intervene in the issue
Former CM of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat, discussed the spiritual nature of Uttarakhand. He expressed concern about the forced displacement of a large group of people, including children, pregnant women, and elderly men and women, onto the roads.
During an interview with ANI, a well-known news agency in India, Rawat praised the hard work and dedication of Rahul Gandhi, another prominent political figure in the country, during his “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, a journey through India. Rawat highlighted Gandhi’s perseverance through the cold weather to spread a message of love and peace with the support of thousands of followers. Rawat expressed admiration for Gandhi’s efforts and dedication to this cause.
The High Court of Uttarakhand, located in the city of Nainital, has issued a decision to evict those who have illegally built their houses and businesses on railway land. This area is home to nearly half of the families who claim to have land leases for their houses. In addition to these houses, the area also contains various other structures and institutions, including four government schools, 11 private schools, a bank, two overhead water tanks, 10 mosques, and four temples.
There are also numerous shops that have been operating in the area for many years. The High Court has given approval to clear this railway land, which will involve the removal of all of these structures and the eviction of the families and businesses that occupy them.