Allahabad HC has stayed the demolition of a Ghaziabad slum
22 oct 2020
A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma of the Allahabad High Court has restrained the Ghaziabad Development Authority from carrying out demolition in Bhovapur Basti located at Ghaziabad after hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking compensation and complete rehabilitation of the slum dwellers.
Allegedly, the Ghaziabad Development Authority, the local administration, damaged some houses of the slum on October 9 and also tried to oust the residents.
The court has directed the state to present an action plan for rehabilitating the slum dwellers in the next hearing and has also asked the authority to take measures for the rehabilitation of the dislodged residents.
The bench also stated that it was the state's responsibility to protect the weaker sections during the Pandemic.