Don't Citizens Have A Right To Know About Central Vista?" Divan Argues In SC For Public consultation

30 oct 2020

Don't Citizens Have A Right To Know About Central Vista?" Divan Argues In SC For Public consultation

On Thursday, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjeev Khanna of the Supreme Court on the challenge to the Central Vista project on 2 major issues i.e violations of municipal law, violations of environmental law and the government's proposal to construct a new Parliament in Lutyen's Delhi.
The bench had earlier decided to hear the issue on 3 challenges including the change of land use. However, the Court later stated that it will hear the petitions relating to change of land use at a later stage after the government decides on the usage.
On Wednesday, Justice Maheshwari had inquired from Senior Advocate Shyam Diwan for the petitioners as to which provision or overall scheme they were relying on.
Mr. Diwan replied by stating various cases as examples including the South African Constitution.