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Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Delhi HC order to Evict unauthorised Occupants ; says Urgency is Navratra

Lawstreet Journal 27 Mar 2022 12:12am

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The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere in the plea challenging the eviction of unauthorized occupants of Jhuggis and Dharamshalas at Kalkaji Temple.

The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant, while refusing to interfere with the Delhi High Court's order, granted petitioner the liberty to approach the Administrator appointed by the High Court for redressal of grievances.

The Delhi High Court had directed the Delhi Police to proceed with the eviction of unauthorized occupants of jhuggis and dharamshalas present in the temple premises.

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

The Court said that the eviction of the said occupants had a sense of urgency in view of the upcoming Navratra festival commencing from 2nd April, 2022 and the fact that proper arrangements will have to be made for the entry and exit of the lakhs of devotees who visit the temple during the said period.

"The Kalkaji Mandir premises sees a steady and high influx of devotees during the Navratra period and the continued occupation of the jhuggis and dharamshalas 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. Administrator," the High Court had ordered.

The Court said that the eviction process shall be undertaken under the direct supervision… Continue Reading...


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