Supreme Court: CPI(M) reaches Supreme Court against encroachment drive in South Delhi, petition filed

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Encroachment drive is going on by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation in many areas including Shaheen Bagh, Okhla, Jamia Nagar, Jasola. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India-CPI(M) has reached the Supreme Court. A petition has been filed on behalf of the CPI(M) in the court saying that the action being taken by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation is inhuman and against the rules.

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Advocate Biju P Raman, appearing for CPI(M), in his petition has said that, as alleged, they are living here illegally, but it is false. He is neither living illegally nor has there been any kind of encroachment. He said the authorities have not even issued him a notice before demolishing his house. Therefore this action is completely unconstitutional.

Campaign will run till May 13

According to the information, this campaign, which started from May 4, will continue till May 13. In fact, the Mayor of Southern Corporation Mukesh Suryan told that the campaign phase against encroachment has started after Eid. In this regard, force was sought by writing a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police of South and South East districts. On Wednesday, the campaign against encroachment was carried out as usual in the Karni Shooting Range area. The encroachments spread on the roads were cleared with the help of bulldozers.

Eminent personalities demanded a ban on the action

About 35 eminent personalities of the capital have written a letter to the Delhi government and municipal corporations against the anti-encroachment drive, demanding a ban on it immediately. These include economist Jayanti Ghosh, Malini Bhattacharya, member of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, Mariam Dhawale, social activist Anjali Bhardwaj and Kavita Krishnan, a member of the All India Progressive Women’s Association.