Slums on railway land not to be removed yet, central goverment told Supreme court – 48 thousand slums on railway land will not be removed at present

Slums on railway


Currently 48 thousand slums on railway land will not be removed.

Supreme Court defers hearing on case for four weeks

Special things

  • Central government gave information to Supreme Court
  • Said, railway, urban development, government will find a solution in four weeks
  • After this, the Supreme Court deferred the hearing for four weeks

New Delhi:

At present, 48 thousand slums situated on the land of the Indian Railways will not be removed. The Central Government has said this by the Supreme Court. The central government said in the Supreme Court that currently 48,000 slums along the railway lines in Delhi will not be removed. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that Railways, Urban Development and the government will sit together and find a solution in 4 weeks and till then Slums will not be removed. After this, the Supreme Court deferred the hearing for four weeks. It is worth mentioning that the petition of Congress leader Ajay Makan (Ajay Makan) was heard on Monday against the Supreme Court’s order to remove 48 thousand slums on railway land in Delhi. The Supreme Court bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam held this hearing. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared on behalf of Maken in this case. Significantly, Maken has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging this order. The senior Congress leader in his petition has requested the court to withdraw the decision to remove 48 thousand slums around Delhi’s railway line.

Maken has said in his petition that about 2 lakh 40 thousand people will be affected by this decision of the court. He has said that on August 31, the Supreme Court, in its order, ordered the removal of these slums in three months, but the slum dwellers were not heard before giving the order. Along with this, Maken has also said that the Delhi High Court had directed in such cases that slums should not be removed without providing rehabilitation and alternative accommodation, but the Railway and Delhi Government kept the Supreme Court in the dark. ‘ In the petition, the Congress accused the BJP and the AAP of cheating the Supreme Court by keeping it in the dark.

Please tell that along with Maken, Kailash Pandit, who lives in a slum near the railway tracks, has also applied. The petition states that the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Policy, 2015 and Protocol (for removal of slums) is a process of rehabilitation of slums before their slums are removed/demolished. Will be forced to move from one place to another in search of and will be harmful due to COVID-19. Seeking the intervention of the apex court in the case, the petitioner has stated that the court will direct the Ministry of Railways and the Government of Delhi to rehabilitate slum dwellers before removing them to the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2015 and Protocol (Removal of Slums For) to follow.

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