New Delhi : The Supreme Court will during the day hear out petitions against government demolition of illegal constructions in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. The hearing Bench comprises justices Nageshwar Rao and R Gavai.
The Human Rights Commission and Minorities Commission have received complaints with regard to evictions carried out yesterday by the municipal corporation, which the residents pointed out were in violation of procedures. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat too has approached the apex court in this regard.
Yesterday, Brinda Karat had arrived in the nick of time and thwarted municipality’s attempt to bulldoze homes and shops belonging to the minorities without any kind of prior notices. She produced copy of the Supreme Court ruling. That ground the demolition process to an instant halt. The apex court Bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana sat on a urgent hearing of the Emergency Petition on Wednesday 10.45 am and issued stay against demolitions. The municipal crew however descended on the scene with bulldozers yesterday on excuse that, they were not in receipt of the court copy of the ruling.
Even so, before Brinda Karat handed the authorities copy of the court order and halted demolition, the crew had pulled down the gates and compound wall of a mosque at the site.