AHMEDNAGAR : The alleged suicide of Tauseef Shaikh of Karjat , Ahmed Nagar who was protesting against illegal encroachment and illegal construction at Waqf land is first incident of its kind .Maharashtra saw dozens of Maratha Youth committing suicide to build pressure for Maratha reservation .
Tauseef Shaikh is the first Muslim of Maharashtra who committed suicide by pouring petrol over him at Tahseeldar office .He was very much disgusted as authorities were not paying attention to his applications and complaints against illegal encroachment of Waqf properties in Karjat tahseel of Ahmed Nagar district .Local Muslims are very much agitated after the death of Tauseef Shaikh .They are blaming Waqf Land Mafi and corrupt officials for suicide and death of Tauseef Shaikh .
Police registered a case against tauseef Shaikh for committing suicide , it is said .But local Muslims and other residents are demanding that cases must be registered against those Waqf Land Mafia and officials involved in illegal encroachment of waqf land for abetment of suicide .They must be arrested under various penal offences .
It is said that waqf land Mafia encroached upon prime plots which belonged to Peer Daval Malik Dev Asthan Muslim trust .
This waqf property is situated at the main road of Karjat town , Ahmed Nagar .Tauseef Shaikh warned the local authorities to demolish all illegal encroachment on this prime Waqf land .He had warned the authorities that if they will not initiate action , he will commit suicide at Tehsildar office .It is said that Waqf Land Mafia and their supporter officers took this threat lightly .
But Tauseef Shaikh acted upon his warning .On December 20 , 2018 , he committed suicide by igniting himself at Tehsildar office .He succumbed to injuries next day .Protests are going on since then .