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Bulldozers demolished encroachment in numerous Delhi neighbourhoods today, including Mongolpuri in the north and New Friends Colony in the south.

The operation, which is part of a push by civic bodies to demolish unlawful construction, is being carried out in the presence of police to avoid any unfortunate incidents and to prevent demonstrators from delaying the destruction.

Mongolpuri is part of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, while New Friends Colony is part of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, both of which are BJP-controlled.

News organization's visuals Bulldozers were seen razing unauthorised constructions, according to ANI.

The drive comes a day after a similar operation in Shaheen Bagh, which was the site of a women's protest against the citizenship law, was halted when Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah and businessmen assured them that unlawful buildings would be demolished.

Activists and opposition parties have claimed that the drive is targeting a certain population, particularly when it was carried out in Jahangirpuri, north Delhi, days after a communal conflict during a Hanuman Jayanti parade.

Following the riots, which left eight police officers and a civilian injured, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta wrote to the mayor of north Delhi, pleading with him to demolish unlawful structures built by "rioters" in the region.

While Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh claimed the demolitions were part of a routine exercise, the timing prompted concerns about political motivations.