Supreme Court Bans Blanket Ban, No Restraint on Demolitions
Today, the Supreme Court refused to issue a blanket ban on demolitions in all states. It stressed that this would limit municipal authority rights.
The court is hearing a petition by Muslim body Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against demolition exercises that, it has alleged, specifically targeted members of the minority community.
This was the reason why the Supreme Court sent a notice of concern to Uttar Pradesh’s government. In its reply to the court, the state government has maintained that the demolition drives were routine exercises to remove encroachment.