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Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Grandson moves Supreme Court against Gujarat Government's Decision to Redevelop Sabarmati Ashram

Lawstreet Journal 26 Mar 2022 6:46am

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Case Title: Tushar Arun Gandhi Vs State of Gujarat & Ors 

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a special leave petition, next week, filed by Mahatma Gandhi's great- grandson Tushar Gandhi. The Petition has Challenged the Gujarat High Court's order dismissing his petition against Gujarat government's decision to redevelop Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad at the estimated cost of ₹1, 200 crore. 

A Bench comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice CT Ravikumar directed the matter to be listed after a request for urgent listing was made by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising. 

The High Court through the impugned order had also refused to quash the Government Resolution dated 05.03.2021 issued by the Industries and Mines Department, for the purpose of comprehensive development of the Gandhi Ashram Memorial. 

The present petition has stated that the Government of Gujarat through its 2019 order publicized their intent to redesign and redevelop the said Ashram to make it into a "world class museum" and "tourist destination". 

The Petitioner has expressed his fear that the project will change the physical structure of Sabarmati Ashram and corrupt its pristine simplicity that embodies the ideology of Gandhiji, his great grandfather. 

The petitioner had expressed his apprehension stating that with the nature of redevelopment and over-sized involvement of the government authorities in the conception and execution of the project, the ashram may lose the Gandhian ethos. 

According to the petitioner, the said project is diametrically opposed to Mahatma Gandhi's personal wishes,… Continue Reading...


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