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Delhi High Court slams sanitation workers for "hooliganism"

Lawstreet Journal 12 Apr 2021 6:13pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi High Court slams sanitation workers for "hooliganism"

“While sanitation workers and their unions have the right to oppose non-payment of wages, they will not be able to cause a nuisance or resort to hooliganism by throwing garbage on streets and obstructing other employees from going to work,” the Delhi high court said on April 8, 2021, in a matter at hand.

It dismissed an application by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) for a directive to the city police and the Delhi government to ensure that its officials and staff, including eager safai karamcharis, are not obstructed in performing their duties. Such behaviour would not be allowed, according to a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli, and penal action would be taken against union representatives and members.

During the hearing, Advocate Prakash Kumar appeared before the court on behalf of the president and secretary of the MCD Swachhata Karamchari Union officials, who issued the strike call, and told the court that they will not engage in such actions or issue a strike call in the future. 

“If you have a claim, you have a right to raise it, and nobody is taking away your right However, you cannot cause a disturbance or engage in "gundagardi" (hooliganism). This will not be tolerated, and we will retaliate with a strong presence. We would not allow someone to take law into their own hands,” the bench said. 

‘Gundagardi' would be prohibited. Garbage can't be dumped on the street, and you can't stop others from doing their jobs”, it added.

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