PRAYAGRAJ: At a time when the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) has demolished the house of Javed Mohammed, the prime accused in the June 10 violence that took place in Prayagraj’s Atala and adjoining areas, many people have come forward for raising the funds for reconstructing the house through helping Javed’s daughter Afreen Fatima.
However, Javed’s family has categorically refused to accept any monetary help from anyone and the same has been mentioned by Javed’s wife, Parveen Fatima through a tweet posted by her daughter Afreen Fatima.
The family’s advocate, KK Rai said, “Several people have approached me as well for helping the family through funds for reconstructing the demolished house but the call has to be taken by the family and not me and as of today, they have refused to take any help as such”.
PDA demolished the house at Kareli on June 12. Soon after razing the two-storeyed house, questions were being raised as to on what ground authorities can demolish the house which was on the name of Javed’s wife Parveen Fatima and the same was gifted to her by her father.
PDA vice chairman, Arvind Chauhan said, “We have demolished a house which was constructed against the norms irrespective of the fact that on whose name was the property”.
Post demolition, a message for crowdfunding had gone viral on social media. Following the message, Parveen’s message was posted by her daughter Afreen on her Twitter account wherein Javed’s wife had refused to accept any such crowdfunding.
The message for crowdfunding (which is in Hindi) mentions, “Main apne muslim bhaiyon se gujarish karta hun ki Afreen Fatima ka ghar ham sab milkar banva den taki kisi dusri Afreen Fatima ka buland hosla tutane na paye” (I appeal to all my Muslim brothers that we join hands for the construction of Afreen Fatima’s house so that the spirits of no other Afreen Fatima gets broken).
To this, Praveen Fatima said, “It has been brought to our notice that several people are wishing, while many have already started raising funds, for reconstructing our home but, I would like to clarify on the behalf of my family that we have not given consent to any fundraiser or crowdfunding campaign (online or offline). Any such campaign is against the wishes of our family”.
Her message further mentions, “My family will fight all allegations made against my husband by police as my husband, Janab Javed Mohammed, is innocent and he shall be cleared of all the baseless charges and allegations levelled against him.”