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No Jhuggis To Be Evacuated Till Government Take a Decision, Centre Informs SC

The SC has been told by the Solicitor General that the decision regarding the removal of 48,000 jhuggis near railway tracks in Delhi would be taken only after consultation between the Delhi government and the Centre.

Further, SG Mehta assured the Court that no eviction of dwellers or demolition of jhuggis would take place till the meeting is held between Delhi government and Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The intervenors have approached the Court seeking that the residents of the 48,000 jhuggis, to be around 2 lakh people, be relocated before being evicted.

The plea said that a direction of the SC restricting the Fundamental Rights to Access to Justice is not only a grave violation of Article 14 and 21 as the jhuggi dwellers cannot be treated as secondary citizens to deny them the remedies available under law.

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