UP Bulldozer Row: SC asks UP govt to file affidavit in 3 days on petition of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind
With the direction to the UP government the Apex Court postponed the hearing for next week. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked for an affidavit in 3 days from the Uttar Pradesh government on the demolitions carried out by it using bulldozers. The court was hearing a petition filed by Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind that alleged that the government was targeting a particular community and bulldozing the properties of its members.
SC asks UP govt to file response on pleas by Jamiat-Ulama-I-Hind & others seeking directions to UP authorities to ensure that no further demolitions of properties are carried out in State without following due process; asks UP govt to file affidavit in 3 days. Hearing next week pic.twitter.com/KK61x7yxPK— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) June 16, 2022
The petitioners also alleged that no notice was given to them before the demolition.
The government submitted that no law was broken during the demolition drives and refuted the allegation of not serving notices before bulldozing the properties.
With the direction to the UP government the Apex Court postponed the hearing for next week.
The Supreme Court observed that it can't stay demolitions. However, the process of law must be followed for the demolition of alleged unauthorised structures, said the Court.