New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has been issued a notice by the Supreme Court for bulldozing the houses of protesters in Uttar Pradesh over remarks made by former BJP spokespersons against the Prophet. Reminding that encroachment and demolition of illegal structures should be legal, the Supreme Court directed that it should not be done in a hostile manner. A group of former judges and senior advocates have appealed to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, N.V. A vacation bench comprising Justice Bopanna and Justice Vikram Nath heard the petition after sending a letter to Ramana.
Jamiat Ulema Hind has approached the Supreme Court seeking an injunction restraining the demolition of houses. The petition also seeks an order directing the Uttar Pradesh government not to demolish houses in the future unless it is legal.
The apex court also asked the Uttar Pradesh government and local governments in Prayagraj and Kanpur to respond to the incident. The petition will then be reconsidered on Tuesday.
“All procedures must be transparent. We expect the authorities to act in accordance with the law. By ensuring security, we can prevent any untoward incidents, ”the judges said.
At the same time, the court refused to order a halt to the evacuation process, including the demolition of houses. “We can’t stop the evacuation,” he said. We can only ask them to act in accordance with the law, “the court said.
On Sunday, the Prayagraj Development Authority bulldozed the house of Javed Ahmed, a prominent politician in Prayagraj. The houses of the other 37 people arrested in the violence and similar demolition work are in progress.
English Summary: “Demolitions Can’t Be Retaliatory Measure”: Supreme Court Notice To UP