The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed High Court order and issued a observe to the Uttarakhand government and Railways after hearing a host of pleas related to alleged land encroachment in Uttarakhand’s Haldwani. A bench of justices S K Kaul and A S Oka discovered that it is a “human difficulty” and some potential solution desires to be observed. Supreme Court fixed the case for hearing on February 7.”50,000 human beings can’t be uprooted in a single day,” SC said.
However, the pinnacle court docket stated it did now not live the court cases and handiest the directions of the HC stayed.
The petitions had challenged the Uttarakhand High Court order for elimination of encroachments from 29 acres of railway land in Haldwani, Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, the matter heated up the political ecosystem in Uttarakhand as masses of citizens whose homes got here under bulldozer threats staged huge sit-in protests in Haldwani. According to the railways, there are 4,365 encroachers on the land. The residents submitted in their plea that the excessive courtroom has gravely erred in passing the impugned order despite being aware of the reality that complaints with regard to name of the residents together with the petitioners are pending earlier than the district magistrate. “It is submitted that the High Court has gravely erred in now not appreciating that the alleged Demarcation Report dated April 7, 2021 located earlier than it by the Railway Authorities, became a hollow sham that discovered no demarcation by any means. Despite extracting the masking letter of the Demarcation Report in the impugned order, the actual contents of the Report that best contained the names and addresses of all of the residents, have been now not long past into by means of the High Court,” the plea said.The residents contended the “arbitrary and unlawful” technique followed with the aid of the railways and state authorities in addition to the upholding of the identical via the excessive court docket has ended in gross violation of their proper to safe haven.
The petitioners claimed they’re in ownership of legitimate files that really set up their title and legitimate career.
“It is in addition submitted that the High Court have to have given due attention to these kind of documents instead of making allegations of vote bank politics in opposition to State.
Additionally, the names of the local citizens were recorded in the municipal records in the house tax sign up and they are paying the house tax frequently,” they stated.The Uttarakhand High Court on December 20 ordered demolition of structures over encroached railway land at Banbhoolpura in Haldwani.
The excessive court docket had directed that a week’s notice be given to the encroachers after which the encroachments have to be demolished.
There are religious places, faculties, enterprise institutions and residences on an area unfold over 29 acres of alleged encroached railway land in Banbhoolpura.
On November nine, 2016, the high court docket had ordered the removal of encroachments from the railway land inside 10 weeks, while listening to a PIL filed through Ravi Shankar Joshi.
The court had said that all encroachers ought to be introduced below the Railway Public Premises (eviction of unauthorised occupants) Act 1971.A Samajwadi Party delegation from Uttar Pradesh arrived Wednesday at a Haldwani locality to increase support to those who face eviction from “encroached” railway land, an afternoon earlier than the problem comes up earlier than the Supreme Court.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat additionally held a one-hour silent protest at his domestic in Dehradun towards the deliberate clearance of encroachments in Banbhoolpura following an Uttarakhand High Court order.
A banner hanging at the back of the Congress chief stated, “Bulldozers are not any solution to the problems of the people of Banbhoolpura. Chief Minister, please shop the roofs of human beings from being pulled down.”
Moradabad MP S T Hasan, who led the SP delegation despatched by using birthday party president Akhilesh Yadav, puzzled the railway’s declare.
“How does the land belong to the railway? Whom did it buy it from? People had been dwelling on it for greater than 100 years,” Hasan advised newshounds, quickly after assembly neighborhood residents. The kingdom authorities has furnished human beings facilities like hospitals, faculties and sewer lines to the area, he said.