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Misleading Claims About Tughlakabad Fort Demolition Drive

Recently, there has been misleading claims about the ongoing demolition drive to remove encroachments from the Tughlakabad Fort area in South Delhi. This demolition drive is being conducted as per the order of the apex court in 2016, which directed the removal of all encroachments and illegal structures from the area.

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Claim:

Misinformation propaganda spreaders are circulating false news about the demolition drive. Giving it a religious/casteist angle to spread hate between communities.

Fact and Analysis:

The Archaeological Survey of India has started a massive anti-encroachment drive. To clear its land of squatters in the protected Tughlaqabad Fort area. More than 1,000 notices were pasted on the walls of encroachers’ houses last year in November after the Delhi High Court’s order. The Supreme Court has also refused to stay the demolition drive.

The misinformation propaganda spreaders are sharing false claims about the demolition drive to create division among different communities. However, this is not a religious or caste issue but a matter of law and order.

The apex court’s order to remove all encroachments from the fort area is based on preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the region. The Tughlakabad Fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India and has significant historical importance.

In 2001, a similar exercise was conducted, and more than 500 bighas of land were vacated. This demolition drive is not targeting any specific community but is an attempt to remove illegal structures and encroachments to preserve the historical significance of the Tughlakabad Fort.

Our Fact Check Link and YouTube Video Link:

To verify the authenticity of this information, we conducted a fact-check and found that the ongoing demolition drive. It is based on the court’s order to remove all encroachments from the Tughlakabad Fort area. We have also published a YouTube video on this topic, which you can watch for further clarification.

Explanation:

Misinformation propaganda spreaders are using social media platforms to spread false news and create a divide between communities. They are giving a religious/casteist angle to the demolition drive, which is entirely baseless.

The Archaeological Survey of India has a responsibility to preserve the historical significance of the Tughlakabad Fort. Which has been encroached upon by illegal structures. This demolition drive is a step towards preserving our cultural heritage and not an attempt to target any specific community.

Intent:

The intent of misinformation propaganda spreaders is to create division and hatred among different communities. They are sharing false claims about the demolition drive to create unrest and incite violence. It is essential to verify the authenticity of any news before sharing it on social media platforms.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the ongoing demolition drive to remove encroachments from the Tughlakabad Fort area in South Delhi is based on the apex court’s order to remove all illegal structures from the area. Misleading claims and propaganda spreaders are circulating false news about the demolition drive, giving it a religious/casteist angle to create a divide between communities. It is essential to fact-check any news before sharing it on social media platforms to avoid spreading misinformation and creating unrest.

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