Impose Ban on Muslims from Buying Houses in Gujarat: BJP MLA
Ahmedabad: BJP MLA Sangeeta Patil from Gujarat, has demanded to enact ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ in her constituency of Limbayat to prevent Muslims from acquiring residential properties of Hindus.
Patil has sent her written request for the imposition of the Act to the district collector after Hindu residents of Limbayat area of Surat city have made several representations about the issue.
‘The Gujarat Prohibition of Transfer of Immovable Property and Provision for Protection of Tenants from Eviction from Premises in Disturbed Areas Act, 1991’, known as the ‘Disturbed Areas Act’, bans sale of property by a member of one religious community to a member of another community, without the prior approval of the district collector.
Muslims are applying every trick in the book, including threat, to acquire properties in Hindu societies, Patil claimed.
“Limbayat was once a Hindu area. But now, many societies, such as Govind Nagar, Bharati Nagar, Madanpura and Bhavna Park, which go by Hindu name, are now dominated by Muslims. If they do not get the house easily, they even threaten Hindus and force them to sell it,” alleged Patil.
“The way Muslims are using various tactics to acquire Hindu properties, I am of the opinion that the ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ should be imposed here to stop them from spreading into Hindu areas. I requested the collector to do so after many residents made their representations to me,” she said.
Patil even alleged that Muslims are offering very high price to lure Hindus into selling their houses.
She said, “I demand that the Act should be imposed in the entire Limbayat area, as the Act is already in place in several other parts of Surat city,”.