Vrindavan, 2017.08.02 (VT): Residents and lovers of Vrindavan will remember the deadly clashes of 2016, after followers of the Jai Gurudev sect took over a public park in Mathura and began running their own “parallel government.”
Two policemen and at least 22 members of the sect were killed in the resulting violence, and much of the park itself was destroyed by fire.
Now the sect is allegedly encroaching on another piece of government property. This comes in the midst of the Dera Sacha Sauda riots in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
The Allahabad High Court has cautioned the UP government to take extra precautions to ensure that the eviction does not turn violent.
The land in question has been allotted to the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) for the development of a park. The next hearing on the matter is set for September 18th.
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