“Of these, 6 million houses are in unauthorized colonies and the remaining 3 million are those where people have expanded or covered their verandahs. We know that notices have been sent to them,” Sisodia said.
“It will lead to a massive devastation in the national capital. About 70 per cent of Delhi’s population will become homeless,” he added.
The Aam Aadmi Party will oppose the demolition drive and I have written to the Union Home Minister seeking his intervention in this matter, he said.
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On April 20, 2022, the BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation demolished several buildings in Jahangirpuri, which had witnessed communal violence despite a Supreme Court order a few days earlier. Following an urgent application, the SC stayed the demolition until it examined the validity of the NDMC’s claim that the structures were in illegal possession. What is an illegal possession? Can a bulldozer move out of your home overnight? If they do, what are your options? Samanwaya Rautre, Senior Assistant Editor (Legal) of The Economic Times, decoded
“I told him (Shah) in a letter that this (demotion drive) should be stopped. If bulldozers are to be used, they should be used to demolish the houses of BJP leaders and civic body representatives who took bribes to allow such structures.” Will be built, ”he said.
An anti-occupation campaign in Delhi’s Madanpur Khadar on Thursday sparked protests and stone-throwing where locals claimed the legal framework had been bulldozed.
AAP MLA Amanullah Khan, who was part of a protest in the south-east Delhi area, was arrested on charges of rioting and obstructing government employees from carrying out their duties, police officials said.