Sindh University complains of encroachment
HYDERABAD, July 16: The University of Sindh has complained that a group
of land mafia has been encroaching upon the university's land from time to time
on holidays and at odd hours.
A spokesman of the university said on
Sunday that the university had lodged FIRs at Jamshoro Police Station against
encroachers/ land mafia but without any action.
He said on Wednesday
July, 11 a group of land mafia led by Siddique Otho a teacher at the Primary
School of Union Council Channa near Sehwan and others encroached upon the
University's land located at Deh Sonwalhar Jamshoro and tried to raise
construction which was also reported to the Jamshoro Police.
He said on
Thursday, the Security Guards of Directorate of Estate of the University were
performing their duty on university land at Deh Sonwalhar as usual when a group
of miscreants/ land mafia attacked them with sticks, stones and resorted to
aerial firing which too was immediately reported to the Jamshoro Police by the
University's Estate Officials.
He said the land grabbers had named the
grabbed land as Goth Bajedi and prepared fake documents/Sanads.
Senior Member Board of Revenue, government of Sindh had already cancelled all
fake Sanads and declared it illegal as the village was not mentioned in the
directory, the spokesman said.
He said University authorities had also
informed the Governor Sindh and Chancellor of the University about illegal
encroachments made by land mafia.
He said the Governor of
Sindh/Chancellor University of Sindh was kind enough to issue a directive to the
DCO, the DPO Jamshoro and the EDO Revenue to remove all encroachments and
restore possession to the University of Sindh.
He regretted that no
action had been taken by the concerned authorities with the result that land
mafia and encroachers were making further encroachments on the university land
and attacking its employees.
He said the university estate officials have
lodged complaint/ FIR at Jamshoro Police station of two incidents but in
The spokesman said land grabbers staged protest demonstration and
levelled baseless allegations to pressurise university officials.
it clear that the university land was for educational purpose and it needed
University authorities appealed to elected representatives of
assemblies, authorities of district government from Zila Nazim to the DCO,
scholars, intellectuals and representatives of electronic and print media to
extend help and cooperation to protect the university land from encroachers and
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