A petition filed by the CPM against the demolition drive in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, including areas like Shaheen Bagh, is expected to be heard today by the Supreme Court. It is likely to be heard later today along with other petitions against the Jahangirpuri demolitions.
The CPM’s lawyer mentioned the plea before the Chief Justice of India today and sought an urgent hearing. The CJI asked the lawyer to mention the plea before the bench that is hearing the matter.
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The demolition drive begins in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.
Shaheen Bagh Demolition Live: Plea Says Demolition Did Not Follow Legal Process
“Now it is reliably understood that they would be demolishing the buildings in Shaheen Bagh and others between May 9 and 13,” the plea says. “It is most respectfully submitted that the political executive of respondent municipal corporation is maliciously indulging in a political game plan.” The plea says the action was “absolutely and manifestly arbitrary” and without following any due process of law.
Jahangirpuri Demolition Live: CPM’s Plea Claim No Notice Given Before Demolitions
The CPM’s plea claims no proper show-cause notice or time was given to those residing/working there by SDMC and other concerned authorities. It says the SDMC’s action was a violation of fundamental rights. While authorities demolished buildings with bulldozers in Sangham Vihar on May 4, a drive in Kalindi Kunj was not undertaken as per schedule as there was no sufficient police force, the plea adds.
Jahangirpuri Demolition: CPM’s Plea Calls Demolitions “Highly Illegal”
CPM’s plea was filed yesterday and mentions that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) plans to carry out demolition in Shaheen Bagh, while in some other areas demolition already done. The plea says the SDMC has carried out a highly illegal and inhumane action to demolish buildings of the people of South Delhi which is in total violation of principles of natural justice, statutes and the constitution – under the guise of encroachment removal programme.