SC halts demolition drive

New Delhi: Halting the demolition drive launched by Delhi municipal authorities in the Jahangirpuri area, which witnessed communal violence last week, the Supreme Court asked authorities to maintain the status quo.

“Maintain status quo. List it before appropriate bench…,” ordered Chief Justice of India N V Ramana as Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave brought up the matter during mentioning hours when cases that require urgent attention are brought to the notice of the CJI.

Appearing for Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, Dave told the court that “this is completely unauthorized, unconstitutional, demolition which is now ordered in Delhi, in Jahangirpuri area, where allegedly riots took place.”

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