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Bulldozers pause in riot-hit Jahangirpuri after SC fiat

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Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Bulldozers have been again in play towards alleged rioters, this time in Delhi, until the Supreme Court’s established order order was formally communicated to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s demolition group in Jahangirpuri round quarter previous midday on Wednesday. 

‘Bulldozer justice’ towards alleged rioters was first delivered in Madhya Pradesh and replicated in Gujarat earlier than it was initiated in New Delhi. While the demolition squad with heavy police safety had already begun motion in Jahangirpuri, the matter was talked about by senior advocate Dushyant Dave earlier than a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana. 

“…The drive is unconstitutional. Unauthorised demolition is taking place in Jahangirpuri where riots took place. No notice was served or reply sought,” he instructed the apex courtroom whereas mentioning a plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind. 

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal talked about one other Jamait plea on the bigger subject of demolition of residential or industrial property as a punitive measure in numerous components of the nation with out following due course of. Despite the bench ordering established order and posting the matter for pressing listening to by a day, the bulldozers went on razing the alleged encroachments. 

Dave needed to point out the matter once more earlier than the bench round midday saying the demolition was on regardless of its orders, earlier than the courtroom directed speaking the established order by the secretary-general of the courtroom to the involved authorities.

It was CPM chief Brinda Karat who rushed to the spot and stood in entrance of a bulldozer with a tough copy of the Supreme Court order earlier than the drive got here to a grinding halt. The clock learn near 12.15 pm. By then the operation had gone on for about two-and-a-half hours. Among different a number of buildings torn down was the gate of a mosque.

The motion drew a wave of condemnation. “At least the Supreme Court and its order should not be bulldozed,” Brinda Karat instructed reporters. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi referred to as it “a demolition of India’s constitutional values” whereas urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to modify off the “bulldozers of hate”. 

Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi  tried visiting Jahangirpuri however was stopped by the police. As for the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation, it mentioned the demolition round a 2 km stretch was a part of a routine train.

‘Why punish the entire community?’
Shop house owners whose buildings have been demolished, claimed the NDMC didn’t give them prior discover.  “If you (authorities) want to punish, then punish the accused who have been arrested. Why are you punishing the whole community?,” Mohd Rahman, whose store was razed, mentioned