Sharjah police and municipal workers have evicted 13,000 single men from family areas in Sharjah in the last 6 months after a woman complained during a radio show call-in.
A local resident in Sharjah called in via Al Khat Al Mubasher to complain about single men living in residential and family areas in Sharjah.
And her call was heard by the Sharjah ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, who happened to be a regular listener.
He then issued a directive to remove single male residents – typically living in illegally divided villas – from Sharjah’s family neighbourhoods. And the move has now seen 13,000 single men and workers evicted from family areas in Sharjah.
The inspections have been carried out by the Civil Defence and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority. If they’re found to be sharing, they’ve cut off the electricity and water supply to these houses.
“Inspections were expanded to include residential towers in several areas of the emirate, during which many irregularities were detected,” said Thabet Al Traifi, head of Sharjah Municipality.
“So far, we have carried out 3,000 inspections that resulted in the eviction of 13,000 illegal tenants and bachelors from several family districts in the emirate including Maysaloon, Al Qadisiya, and Al Nasserya.”
Inspections are set to continue with the public told to call 993 and report illegal tenants in family neighbourhoods.
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