Supreme Court will hear an application by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking directions to the State of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that no further demolitions are carried out in the State without following due process.
In the last hearing, Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government not to carry out demolition activities except in accordance with the procedure established by law. It has also granted three days' time to the State, to demonstrate how the recent demolitions were in compliance with the procedural and municipal laws. "Action will only be in accordance with law," it said.
The applications are filed in its earlier petition against the demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri. The Court had on 21st April issued notice and directed status quo against the demolition drive launched by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in the riot-hit Jahangirpuri area.
The vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala will hear the matter today.
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UPDATE: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the application filed by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind alleging that the authorities in the State of Uttar Pradesh had resorted to demolition of properties as a punitive measure for protesting against the remarks on Prophet Muhammad.