New Delhi, May 9: Amid the ongoing political ruckus over the demolition drive in the national capital, the Supreme Court today refused to accept the CPM’s plea against demolitions in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and other areas.
The apex court also strongly objected to a “political party approaching the court”.
The SC asked the CPM to withdraw its petition and approach the High Court. The said it would have stepped in if the “aggrieved party had come”.
The CPM in his plea had urged the court to impose a stay (on the demolition) for at least two days.
The furious court said: “You do not even go to the High Court. You come straight to the Supreme Court. What is this? A political party coming here and telling us what to do.”
Everyone couldn’t be given a licence to approach the Supreme Court if their house was being demolished, even it’s illegal, said the judges, reported ndtv.com
It is worth mentioning that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has launched an anti-encroachment drive in Shaheen Bagh which is being protested by locals, traders and Opposition parties.
Local residents of Shaheen Bagh today protested as bulldozers rolled into the area for an antiencroachment drive conducted by the civic body.
Locals were seen sitting on the roads and stopping the bulldozers as the demolition drive began with assistance provided by Delhi Police.