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Directions for Providing Shelter to Urban Homeless to be issued by the Karnataka High Court

Lawstreet Journal 12 Mar 2021 5:42pm

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The Karnataka High Court said on Wednesday (March 10, 2021) that it will issue interim directions in order to implement the Operational Guidelines for the Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH) under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) on March 23.

The bench emphasised the duty of a welfare state to provide shelter to all its citizens. The matter was being heard by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty. The bench orally observed: 

"Next week we will pass order in terms of directives to implementation of operational guidelines issued by the central government, create additional centres and night shelters as directed by the Supreme Court. 

In the order, the Court noted: 

"To enable the AGA to take instructions and address the court we grant time till March 23. On that day the court will consider issuing interim directions in terms of the operational guidelines issued by the Government of India as well as the directions issued by Apex court from time to time." 

The state was also guided by the Court to take instructions on the social audit of centres. 

This petition has been filed by Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Karnataka which wants the implementation of an order of the State Government dated May 29, 2014. 

While going through the Statement of Objections filed by the State Government, the Court noted: 

“Operational guidelines say that for every one lakh urban population, provisions should be made for permanent community shelters for a minimum of one lakh urban population, provisions… Continue Reading...

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