Bulldozer Action: SC to hear on bulldozer action in UP, Demand to stop the action of the government

Publish Date: 16 Jun, 2022 |

The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday the petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind to stop the ongoing bulldozer action by the administration in Uttar Pradesh. A bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Vikram Nath will hear the issue. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind has reached the Supreme Court against the bulldozer action. The petition has sought directions not to demolish the houses without due process of law. Action has also been demanded against the arbitrariness officers.

Bulldozers run only after giving notice

During the hearing of the Supreme Court Jamiat's petition, the Supreme Court has definitely said that the action of demolishing someone's house, house or shop cannot be done without notice. He said that the local authority will have to follow the prescribed legal process for this. Everything should be done in a fair and fair manner. 

Along with this, the Supreme Court made it clear that it is not stopping the demolition drive. The Supreme Court has asked the UP government and the concerned authority to file answers to the questions raised in the petition. During the hearing on Thursday, a bench of Supreme Court Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Vikram Nath asked the UP government to conduct the demolition drive as per the law. Demolition drive cannot be run without due legal process.

Notice should be atleast of 15 days

Jamiat's lawyer argued that under Section 27 of the UP Urban Planning Act, the notice should be of 15 days, there cannot be a notice of less than that. At the same time, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the UP government and opposed the application. During this, Justice Bopana said that he is concerned about the fact that all the people whose houses have been demolished, could not reach the court. 

Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the UP government, appeared for Prayagraj and Kanpur civic authority and said that three incidents have taken place. One in Prayagraj where the notice was issued in May. The notice had been issued long before this riot. The demolition order was passed on May 25 itself. Three days' time is needed, the UP government will give an affidavit.


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