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High Court Orders Delhi Police To Evict Unauthorized Occupants From Kalkaji Temple

Lawstreet Journal 25 Mar 2022 5:14am

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The Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi Police to evict unlawful residents of jhuggis and dharmshalas on the temple grounds in connection with the redevelopment  of the city's Kalkaji temple.

Justice Pratibha M Singh took into deliberation  the stand taken by such unauthorised occupants that they will neither vacate nor opt for the flats on rent or rain basera.

The eviction of the said residents is also a matter of urgency because the Navratras will begin on April 2, 2022, and suitable arrangements must be made for the entry and exit of the lakhs of devotees who visit the Kalkaji Mandir during this time.

“The Kalkaji Mandir premises sees a steady and high influx of devotees during the Navratras period and the continued occupation of the jhuggis and dharmshalas by the occupants would pose enormous threat to the safety and security of all the devotees, for whom elaborate arrangements would have to be made by the ld. Administration “.

The eviction process shall be undertaken under the direct supervision and control of Ms. Meenu Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner of Police, Southern Range, and Ms. Esha Pandey DCP, South East Delhi and it added that the other authorities viz.,  Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) , Delhi Development Authority (DDA) , South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and their concerned officials shall render complete assistance to the Delhi Police.

The Hon’ble High Court said that 

“Thus, the unauthorized occupants of jhuggis and occupants of dharmshalas who are 142 and 46 in… Continue Reading...

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