Today, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched an anti-encroachment drive in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area. This demolition drive was carried out just a few days after communal clashes broke out during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on Saturday. However, the Supreme Court had stepped in and had said that the demolition must stop and the status quo must be maintained.
But NDMC carried out the demolition. The lawyer of NDMC has alleged that it has become a “fashion” to get good interim order from the court and let the issue remain pending.
Sanjay Poddar, a special counsel for NDMC, spoke to India Today and said that common people are suffering from illegal encroachments daily. He has also questioned who will speak for the ordinary person.
Sanjay Poddar also referred to an earlier Supreme Court judgment to point out that no advance notice must be issued to carry out an anti-encroachment drive. Meanwhile, now the Supreme Court will take up this matter tomorrow.