Petition Against UP Demolition is Listed Today for Hearing in SC

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Paridhi Arya

Published on June 16, 2022 at 13:32 IST

The Bench of Justice A S Bopanna and Justice Vikram Nath will hear the petitions seeking stay on further demolition of properties as UP government is razing of the houses of those who are involved in the violent protest took place in Kanpur.

There are two petitions filed by Jamiat Ulama-i- Hind. There is also one letter addressing Chief Justice of India take suo moto action against such illegal demolition by former Judge.

In Kanpur, Prayagraj and Saharanpur demolition activities is taking place. There are total 49 people in which 20 are police personnel get injured during protest. The UP government had put the hoarding in Kanpur with photos of rioters. The search and seizure of those rioters are taking place.

The petition is seeking stay over demolition taking place in state as it is against the principle of natural justice. The persons whose properties or houses are being demolished are not given a chance of hearing.

As  per the Uttar Pradesh Urban Planning & Development Act, 1973, 15 days notice prior demolition have to be given so that person against whom demolition order is passed can be heard.

The Petition stated that as violence took place CM Yogi released the statement that the house of rioters will be demolished which was later reiterated by Commissioner of Police and Additional Director General.

The Petition further states that taking extra legal measures leads to violation of natural justice especially when such matters such as Jhangirpuri case was already pending before Apex Court. The Court had passed status quo on demolitions by Municipal Corporation of North Delhi.

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