Poonam Singh

IAS officer Tina Dabi has been in the news for allegedly ordering the demolition of houses of Hindu immigrants who have come to Jaisalmer in India from Pakistan, leading to a high-voltage controversy. 

However, the controversy has come to an end after the Jaisalmer district administration announced the allocation of nearly 40 bighas of land to rehabilitate hundreds of Hindu refugees from Pakistan.

The Hindu immigrants have been given land in Moolsagar, around 5 km from the district headquarters.

Addressing the reporters on Wednesday, Tina Dabi said though the allotted land would be reserved for individuals still categorised as Pakistani migrants, the allocation would only happen once they obtained Indian citizenship.

Tina Dabi with displaced Hindu immigrants. Pic Credit-Dainik Bhaskar Tina Dabi with displaced Hindu immigrants. Pic Credit-Dainik Bhaskar

"40 Bighas of land in Khasra no. 72 and 73, about 5 kilometers away from the district headquarters, has been allotted for the rehabilitation of Pakistani Hindu families evicted from government land in Amarsagar," Dabi said.

Dabi further revealed that the district administration has arranged temporary accommodation for the Hindu migrants at the government-run shelter house, known as 'Ren Basera,' until the land allotment process is completed.

She said that the accommodations will also have adequate water and electricity supply, which has been facilitated by the neighbouring Bhil Basti -- also a rehabilitated land with Pakistani migrants' residences.

Meanwhile, the displaced Hindu families were very happy after getting land to build houses they thank and wished the well-being of Dabi.

Women expressed their joy at DM's decision and blessed her with a 'baby boy' blessing. Dabi smiled and said 'Mother, Even if it is a daughter, it will be great.”

Dabi stated that she cannot understand the distinction between son and daughter. Both boys and girls are the same for her.