Kadalpura Mosque Wall Demolition in words of Durga Shakti Nagpal

IAS Officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who has been recently suspended for ordering the demolition of an illegal and unauthorised mosque wall,  has come out with her side and wrote  letter to the  Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani explaining the whole incident.

Durga Shakti Nagpal

Durga  Nagpal has explained her part in a  letter to UP Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani

According to the portion of the letter circulating in Media, Nagpal has focused on three points. First that she went to Kadal Pura on the instruction of District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagar, K. Ravikant. The second point is that she never ordered demolition of the disputed wall. It was brought down by villagers after her meeting with them. She also stated that there was no unrest in the village when she returned.

Her last point was that she was following the apex court order, which has been followed earlier, that no illegal construction should be allowed on government land,” a source close to the suspended Gautam Budh Nagar SDM said.

Apparently, she was suspended on the grounds of possible breach of Communal Harmony in the Kadal Pura Village of Gautam Buddha Nagar.

In December 2009, the Supreme court ruled that no new temples, mosques, churches and gurdwaras can be constructed on public parks, public streets and public spaces. Demanding strict compliance, the court said any breach of the order would be viewed seriously by the court. Further, the Supreme Court had said that the ban must be enforced even if it gave rise to a law and order problem.

The Mosque wall construction was  illegal and unauthorised and Durga merely discharged  her duty.