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Clashes erupt in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar during anti-encroachment drive

Anti encroachment drive by SDMC at New Friends Colony, in New Delhi on May 12, 2022.

Anti encroachment drive by SDMC at New Friends Colony, in New Delhi on May 12, 2022. | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

Clashes erupted between local residents and police forces at New Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar area during a demolition drive led by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) here on May 12.

AAP Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was protesting against the drive, was among around a dozen protesters who were detained, police said.

Minor stone pelting took place between locals and police forces, after the latter lathi-charged the former during which vehicles were also damaged. 

Locals asserted that they were peacefully protesting against the civic body’s drive – for which assistance from the police and paramilitary forces was provided. Similar drives are being carried out across the city in various civic wards.


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