Odishatv Bureau

Rajasthan Minister Pratap Khachariyawas has come down heavily on IAS officer Tina Dabi for ordering the eviction of Pakistani Hindu migrants who were settled on government land in Jaisalmer. 

Minister Khachariyawas told ANI, “What the officials did is wrong, they will have to answer. We will take action against them. Pakistani Hindu migrants are living in Jaisalmer on empty plot of land. Rajasthan Govt is giving them documents...”

He continued: As per the law of Rajasthan Govt, you can't evict anyone without them being rehabilitated...This is a very serious matter. This is a conspiracy, such officials will be taken to task who try to malign the Government. They committed a sin, they will have to face it."

Earlier, the migrants staged a protest outside the collector's office after their temporary settlements were bulldozed reportedly on IAS Tina Dabi's direction. The protesting migrants said that they will continue their protest until they are resettled elsewhere.

Later, a successful dialogue was held with the people. “As per their demand, Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) will mark them in a week and give them a proper place. They were assured of settlement at some other place, after which the protestors announced to end the strike,” said collector Tina Dabi.

Addressing media persons, she further said, “The land on which the encroachment was removed was either allotted by UIT earlier or is in the water catchment area. That's why we have explained to those people that if you sit at this place then you will face problems in future also. The encroachments that were removed yesterday were done during the last 10 days and were fresh.”

The land will be allotted to those who have got citizenship and those who have not got it will be identified and settled after getting citizenship they will also be allotted land, ANI quoted the Jaisalmer district collector.