Delhi High Court issues notice on plea seeking electricity connections for Hindu migrants from Pakistan

22nd Sep,2021

Delhi High Court issues notice on plea seeking electricity connections for Hindu migrants from Pakistan



The Delhi High Court on Tuesday looked for the reaction of the Delhi government in a supplication looking for power associations for around 200 Hindu traveler families who had relocated from Pakistan (Hariom v. Govt of NCT of Delhi and Ors.) A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Amit Bansal of the Delhi High Court gave notice to the Delhi government, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and the District Magistrate of North Delhi in the supplication recorded for the 800-odd Hindu travelers living at the Delhi Jal Board Maidan at Adarsh Nagar in North Delhi.

"We are giving the notification for this situation. Similar stands returnable on October 22," the Court said.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) recorded by a social laborer Hariom looked for bearings to give the travelers power associations based on their Aadhar Card, long haul visa and identification under the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Supply Code and Performance Standards) Regulations, 2017. "Around 200 families comprised of 800 odd Hindu minority travelers from Pakistan (generally from Sindh) are living on the aforementioned address without power from the beyond couple of years. They all have been enduring Delhi's super climate conditions and flow pandemic without power and with no assistance from the Government Authority," the request expressed.

Furthermore, the request likewise uncovered how the issues of the travelers had been disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. "During the pandemic when all schools have gone on the web, there is no power in the jhuggis (ghettos) and eventual fate of their kids is in dim."

The request additionally called attention to how incessant instances of intestinal sickness and dengue are coming up in these jhuggis. It was additionally presented that the solicitor had moved toward numerous administration specialists, yet lamentably couldn't prevail with regards to getting power for the transients as a substantial possession evidence of applied location was needed for something very similar.

Advocate Satyakam showed up for the Delhi government, while Advocate Rohit Madan showed up for the social laborer. The supplication was documented through Advocates Samiksha Mittal, Ankit Vajpai and Ayush Saxsena.