The hearing started in the Supreme Court against the action of MCD in Jahangirpuri. After which the Supreme Court has upheld its order. With this, the hearing of the Supreme Court on the Jahangirpuri case has been postponed by 2 weeks. But, certainly, the bulldozer will not work for the time being. At present, the Supreme Court has extended the ban on bulldozers on encroachment in Jahangirpuri for 14 days, but at the same time has made it clear that it cannot stop the action of bulldozers in the whole country.
The next hearing in this matter will be held in the Supreme Court after two weeks. Regarding the whole matter, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind had filed a petition regarding the demolition of the houses of the Muslim accused. On which the Supreme Court also heard on Wednesday. During this hearing on Thursday, the Solicitor General was asked to file an affidavit and the petitioner was asked to respond to this, during this time the Supreme Court also ordered to continue the status quo order.
The Supreme Court said that stay orders cannot be given in the whole country. The court also said that illegal constructions are broken only by bulldozers. But for the time being, the court has issued notices on all the petitions asking them to maintain the status quo. Also, the matter has been asked to be heard after two weeks. During the debate in the Supreme Court, the petitioner’s lawyer Dushyant Dave started the arguments. It was said that this action is against a particular community.
Advocate Dave said that the action was taken without any notice and even when the court issued the status quo order, the action was stopped after a long time. At the same time, he asked the court how the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party could demand the removal of encroachment by running a bulldozer. Referring to the master plan of the National Capital Region by the Centre, Dave explained the process of encroachment action.
At the same time, both Advocates Kapil Sibal and Dushyant Dave accused the central government that only Muslim areas were being targeted. On this, the court also asked whether the encroachment in Hindu areas was not being removed. On behalf of the government, advocate Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to the allegations of Kapil Sibal and Dave and called them wrong.
So, after the Supreme Court’s order on the Jahangirpuri encroachment removal campaign, North MCD Mayor Iqbal Singh has said that the Supreme Court’s order will be followed. Anything further will be done only after the final order of the Supreme Court.
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