Ghaziabad: A revenue clerk was suspended here for violating service rules after he posted a WhatsApp status, questioning why President Ram Nath Kovind is not seeking a report from governors of UP and Bihar over the law and order situation.

Alleging that "jungle raj" is prevailing in both states, revenue clerk Bijendra Singh asked why President Kovind is not taking bold decision like his predecessor K R Narayanan, who was also a Dalit like him.

Why President Kovind is not summoning a report over the law and order situation from governors, he asked.

Commenting on the action taken against the official, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said the revenue clerk was suspended on the basis of an inquiry carried out by Deputy Collector Devendra Pal Singh.

This is a clear-cut violation of UP Government Servant Conduct Rules, 1956, the DM said, adding that a departmental inquiry has also been ordered against him.

Singh has been attached with the office of land records in Ghaziabad and would get only half salary during the suspension period, Pandey added.

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New Delhi, Feb 6: Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into Afghanistan by the BJP which is using bulldozers to demolish the homes of poor and marginalised under the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged Monday.

Addressing a press conference here, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief appealed to Opposition leaders in the country not to be a mute spectator to the "atrocities being committed by the BJP".

She alleged the BJP is using its brute majority to weaponize everything and "bulldoze" the Constitution.

"Palestine is still better. At least people talk. Kashmir is becoming worse than Afghanistan the way bulldozers are being used to demolish homes of people. What is the purpose of demolishing small houses of people," she said.

Mehbooba said that according to the government even the centuries-old Shankaracharya Temple and cantonment built by the erstwhile Maharaja are also on encroached land.

The PDP leader said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha may claim that the houses of poor will not be touched during the anti-encroachment drive but his message is not being heard on the ground as dwellings even with tin sheds are being demolished.

She said the initial call for 'Ek Samvidhan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan' has given way to 'one country, one language, one religion' where there is no Constitution.

Voice of anyone speaking about the Constitution is being crushed, she said.

"Was removal of Article 370 in accordance with the Constitutional provisions?," she asked.