AWP president condemns demolition of religious minorities’ houses in Buner

Islamabad, March 18: The Awami Workers party President Fanoos Gujjar has condemned the demolition of houses and properties of Hindu and Sikh communities in Buner.

He described the move an act of state terrorism and violation of fundamental rights of the citizens to create unrest and fear among the religious minorities.

In a statement here on Saturday, the AWP leader said that the houses, shops and other buildings of the Hindu and Sikh communities have been demolished on the order of the Deputy Commissioner at the behest of a religious party. The DC, who is brother of a former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) MNA, under the garb of the anti-encroachment drive, instead of taking action against encroachers, has ordered bulldozing vulnerable communities, religious minorities and his opponents.

Fanoos warned that AWP will launch a protest movement against the official and expose his corruption.

He urged the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister to take stock of the situation and suspend the DC who has been victimising his opponents especially elected nazims and workers of AWP by implicating them in false cases and taking bribe from influential elements who are involved in timber and drug smuggling.

The AWP leader also urged human rights organisations to take notice of the repression against religious minorities, peasants, women and poor people in Buner and other parts of KP.

The AWP leader vowed to continue its struggle against the exploitative system and for the rights of the religious minorities, women and working class.