Supreme Court’s serious view warning on Delhi demolitions

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By Muslim Mirror

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the status quo on the issue of demolition of illegal structures in violence-hit Jahangirpuri area of the national capital until further orders.

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A bench consisting of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai issued a notice to the Centre and others on the plea filed by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind that claimed that buildings of Muslim riots accused are being demolished.

Bulldozers razed down several structures close to a mosque on Wednesday morning as part of an anti-encroachment drive by the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The Supreme Court had to intervene twice to stop the drive after a petition was filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind against the demolition.

“Status quo to be maintained till further orderList after two weeks and pleadings to be completed till then,” the court said.

The court also issued notice against authorities and said that it will take a serious view of the demolition on Wednesday, which was carried out even after its orders though the NDMC Mayor was informed.

“Will take a serious view of all demolitions that took place after the Supreme Court decision was communicated to the mayor,” said the Supreme Court.

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