The Pushkar Singh Dhami government on Friday alleged instances of “migration” due to a “demographic change” in specific areas and directed the administration and police authorities to prevent sale of properties under pressure and threats.
A “demographic imbalance” has taken place due to a rise in population in certain areas and the government apprehends communal disturbance, according to a release issued by the Information department. “The government has directed DGP, all district magistrates and SSPs to take precautionary measures,” the government said in the release. The government has sought a district-wise list of those with criminal history who have settled in Uttarakhand from other states. District Magistrates have been directed to keep a special vigil on any illegal sale and purchase of land in “such areas” and to ensure that no transaction takes place under fear or pressure.