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Monthly Compensation of Rs 2K Ordered for Eligible Persons Until Allotment Of Accommodation: SC To Faridabad Municipal Corp

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2022 12:27am

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A monthly compensation of Rupees 2k (Rupees Two Thousand) has been ordered by the Supreme Court Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, AS Oka and CT Ravikumar to the Khori Gaon dwellers until possession of 'habitable' flats is made available for them.  The compensation came upon an understanding of the Bench that the present accommodation where the affected people are made to stay lack any drainage and proper water availability. The people are thus forced in these circumstances to live outside on the streets. 

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Faridabad Municipal Corporation to give ₹2,000 per month to these people who were evicted as part of Khori Gaon jhuggi demolition drive.

The Supreme Court in June 2021 had refused to halt the demolition of over 10,000 settlements housing over 1 lakh people at Khori Gaon in Faridabad district, Haryana for encroachment of forest land. A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari had passed the order in a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking stay on the demolition. 

However, directions were also given to the State authorities to provide provisional accommodation to those evicted, until arrangement is made for their new housing facilities.

 "Corporation must take responsibility. All of these people must be compensated by you. That is why they are staying outside. We will send someone to check if the condition is habitable," the Court said. 

“Until the persons are in possession of completed and habitable flats, the Faridabad Municipal Corporation has to pay compensation”, the Bench… Continue Reading...

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