The Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh government has ordered to take over all excess land over 12.5 acres under Mohammad Ali Jauhar University which is owned by Rampur’s muscleman and don, Azam Khan of the Samajwadi Party.

Notably, in March last year, Rampur’s administration had recommended the UP government to take over the control of Azam Khan’s pet project, Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur after it was found that half of the land of University was grabbed land owned by the State Government.

The Uttar Pradesh government now is all set to take over the management and control of Jauhar University in Rampur. The District Magistrate has already ordered the transfer of title to the State Government, 1,400 Bhigas of land illegally grabbed by Azam Khan.

The district revenue court after hearing the case against the university, also ordered the take-over of the land in excess of 12.5 acres owned by the University. Notably, Azam Khan surrendered to the court last year in February for criminal cases against him accusing him of grabbing land by force from nearby farmers and agriculturists by abducting them and forcing them to surrender their ownership in favour of Azam Khan’s University. The district magistrate of Rampur had also in 2017 sent a report to the state government on this matter.

The UP Revenue Board in January 2019 had cancelled its earlier order allowing Rampur’s Jauhar University to integrate 1,400 acres of land belonging to village gram sabha. It has also ordered the divisional commissioner to probe the allegation of encroachment levelled against the university.

Notably, Azam Khan, his son, Abdullah Azam a former SP MLA, is in jail since February last year in a forged birth certificate case. Azam Khan’s wife Tazeen Fatma, a SP MLA, was also in jail but she was released on bail recently.

The District Magistrate in his affidavit to the Board of Revenue had said that Jauhar University was a completely commercial institute, run by Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust owned by Azam Khan. The commercial institute was running in violation of law on government owned land.

The District Magistrate categorically stated that even though the institute was built on government land, it was not doing any charitable work on the land which was given to the university on the premise that it would undertake charitable activity. The land given by the Samajwadi Part led UP government belonged to the the Gram Sabha, and was supposed to be used for development works.

The district magistrate contended that the land was illegally transferred in 2012-13 to Jauhar Trust which owned the Jauhar University.

Mooted in 2004, the Jauhar University was a dream project of Azam Khan and promoted by the then Samajwadi party government headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav.

A 100 crore grant was proposed by the UP government to the private university and a Bill was also passed by the state assembly in 2004 for the same. However, the then Governor TV Rajeswar refused to grant it assent.

The foundation of the university was laid by the then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2006 and it was formally inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in September 2012.

Ever since its inception, the Jauhar university project has been mired in controversy with allegations of land-grabbing against Azam Khan by the local farmers. Azam Khan was a powerful minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government.

The Bharatiya Janata Party led government headed by Yogi Adityanath ordered a probe into the matter after assuming office in March 2017. In 2019, as many as 26 farmers had filed complaints against Azam Khan that their land was illegally grabbed by the SP leader.

The Rampur district magistrate declared that Azam Khan ran a land mafia. Yogi Adityanath true to his name and image has been relentlessly trying to clean up the mess in UP which under decades of rule under the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party had descended to Jungle Raj. Yogi is taking to the cleaners the untouchable Dons of UP who terrorised the state and kept it backward by the open support of the mafia dons like Azam Khan, Mukhtar Ansari etc by the so-called socialist Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The Socialist Party founded by Ram Manohar Lohia has undergone a sea change and now become another dynastic party from the time Mulayam Singh Yadav took over the reigns of the party. Muslim appeasement and active promotion of musclemen in the party has destroyed the party as well ruined the State of UP and plunged it into complete lawlessness.

From the time Yogi Adityanath assumed office as a Chief Minister, he has given strict instructions to the bureaucracy and the police administration for enforcing the law and order very firmly and not brook any corruption the management of the state.

So, Yogi Adityanath has ushered in a Ram Rajya and demolished the Jungle & Goonda Raj of Political Mafia Dons like Azam Khan and Mukhtar Ansari in Uttar Pradesh.

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