SC Tells UP Not To Carry Out Demolitions In Retaliation But Refuses To Stop Them If In Accordance Of Law

SC Tells UP Not To Carry Out Demolitions In Retaliation But Refuses To Stop Them If In Accordance Of Law

New Delhi, June 16 (TNA) The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Yogi Adityanath government after eharing a petition filed before it against demotions being carried in the state. The apex court said that the "demolitions have to be in accordance with law, they cannot be retaliatory". However the SC refsued to stop the demolitions.

"We can't stay demolitions. We can say go in accordance with law," the court said. The court was approached by

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind asking it to act against officials responsible for what they called the illegal demolition of houses. The petitioner had also urged the court to direct the UP government to ensure there were no other demolitions without due process of law being followed.

The Yogi Adityanath government however maintained that demolitions in Prayagraj and Kanpur, carried out after violence singed these two other other towns of the state, were routine and in accordance to law.

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