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July 26, 2021

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No-squatting zone: HC permits SDMC to conduct survey of squatters in Lajpat Nagar Central Market

No-squatting zone: HC permits SDMC to conduct survey of squatters in Lajpat Nagar Central Market | Information

New Delhi: The Delhi Excessive Court docket Tuesday permitted the South Delhi Municipal Company to conduct survey within the Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market, which is a no squatting zone, to gather information of individuals squatting within the space. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh made it clear that the authorities will stay obligation certain to implement the 2017 judgement of this courtroom by which it had requested the Delhi Police and the SDMC to take away all of the squatters from the Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market and declare the realm as a no-squatting zone.
To keep away from the state of affairs of inflow of extra squatters within the space, the bench directed the SDMC to make sure that the survey is accomplished inside two weeks, failing which the Deputy Commissioner of Central Zone shall be held personally liable.
It directed the Delhi Police to supply help to the SDMC, which has been given the duty to conduct the survey by City Merchandising Committee (TVC), to make sure that the survey is concluded in two weeks and likewise to make sure that no new hawkers or distributors come within the space and begin hawking within the space until the survey is accomplished.
With these instructions, the courtroom disposed of a petition by Federation of Lajpat Nagar Merchants Affiliation looking for to restrain the authorities from conducting the survey on ward no. 57-S.
The courtroom famous that the instructions in 2017 judgement provides recognition to the truth that the realm is a no merchandising zone and this standing will proceed until the time the realm is particularly not declared as a merchandising zone.
The affiliation submitted that this ward beneath which Pushpa Market, Lajpat Nagar popularly often known as Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market is available in, is a no-squatting zone and no merchandising zone.
Advocate Pranav Proothi, representing the merchants affiliation, mentioned since this space is a no merchandising zone, the SDMC is in contempt as a lot as they’re allowing unlawful squatting and merchandising by squatters within the space for which the petitioner has additionally most well-liked a contempt petition. He mentioned the distributors can’t be granted any type of recognition since it’s going to tantamount to deliberate breach of the earlier judgement of the excessive courtroom.
Advocate Gaurang Kanth, representing the SDMC, mentioned though sure areas of Lajpat Nagar are maintained as no-squatting zone, there are encroachments by avenue distributors and the aim of the survey is barely to gather information of individuals squatting within the space.
He mentioned the survey wouldn’t be a motive to not adjust to the excessive courtroom’s earlier judgement.
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