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Delhi Demolition Stopped, Supreme Court Hearing Tomorrow: 10 Developments

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An anti-encroachment drive in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, tense after final week’s communal clashes, was stopped following a Supreme Court order immediately however not earlier than a bulldozer razed constructions close to the mosque on the centre of Saturday’s conflict.

Here are the 10 newest developments:

  1. Shortly after bulldozers began razing retailers and different constructions within the violence-hit space, the Supreme Court, performing on a petition, ordered a halt and an pressing listening to tomorrow.

  2. But even after the court docket’s order, the demolition continued for practically two hours. The Mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Raja Iqbal Singh, stated they’d but to obtain the order and would proceed their job of eradicating unlawful constructions till they did.

  3. As an excavator went on to tear down the gates of the mosque and retailers close to it amid rising pressure within the space, lawyer Dushyant Dave complained to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice NV Ramana directed that the court docket order “must be communicated immediately to officials”.

  4. Around the identical time, senior CPM chief Brinda Karat reached the world with a bodily copy of the order. As the demolition stopped, she stated: “We appeal to Jahangirpuri residents to maintain peace.”

  5. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation, in an announcement, stated the anti-encroachment drive was an try to clear pedestrian walkways and roads to ease the visitors and pedestrian motion. “Such encroachment removal drives on public roads is done regularly in all wards /Zones by North DMC with/without notice under section 321/322/323/325 of the MCD Act, 1957 with prior intimation to local police,” the assertion learn.

  6. This morning, 9 bulldozers rolled into the locality and began razing retailers and different constructions amid heavy police presence. The anti-encroachment train was ordered after Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta wrote to the mayor, asking him to establish unlawful constructions by “rioters” and demolish them.

  7. While the mayor termed it a “routine exercise”, the timing of the order, particularly because it got here after the BJP’s chief letter, prompted questions concerning political motives.

  8. Petitioners informed the Supreme Court that this motion adopted a well-known sample like in states similar to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the place, after communal clashes, one group was focused with demolitions.

  9. Residents stated no discover was served earlier than the drive. The civic physique had yesterday sought a pressure of at the least 400 police personnel for the two-day anti-encroachment drive.

  10. Police have been protecting vigil in Jahangirpuri since Saturday’s communal conflict that broke out when a Hanuman Jayanti procession that didn’t have permission took a route alongside a mosque. Nine individuals, together with eight policemen, have been injured within the violence throughout which two teams threw stones at one another and photographs have been additionally fired.

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