Bangladeshi Muslims allotted houses in Ayodhya, claims VHP

The VHP today claimed that Bangladeshi Muslims have been alloted houses in Ayodhya and threatened to launch an agitation to evict them, a charge refuted by the district administration.

Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 00:26 AM IST

Faizabad: The VHP today claimed that
Bangladeshi Muslims have been alloted houses in Ayodhya and
threatened to launch an agitation to evict them, a charge
refuted by the district administration.

About 300 Muslim families were allotted houses in Kanshi
Ram housing scheme, one of the dream projects of the Mayawati
government launched for urban poor two years ago.

Under the scheme, the Faizabad district administration
has developed a colony adjacent to Karsewakpuram, the local
headquarters of VHP in Ayodhya, where about 300 houses have
been allotted to Muslim families living below the poverty
line.

Alleging that most of those families were Bangladeshi
Muslims, a delegation of senior VHP leaders led by Ram Vilas
Vedanti met Faizabad District Magistrate MP Agrawal and
demanded immediate eviction of the families.

They threatened to launch an agitation had these families
were not evicted within a week.

Agrawal, however, said the allottees have been
scrutinised many times rubbished the charge.

PTI