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Punjab and Haryana High Court stays demolition in Nuh, issues notice to Khattar government

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana on Monday stayed the demolition drive in Nuh, which was ordered by the Manohar Khattar government on August 3, following violent clashes in the district. 

The Single-Judge Bench of Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia took suo motu action on a petition, which alleged that the Haryana government did not give the residents any prior notice before launching the drive to raze the alleged illegal construction in Nuh on August 3. 

While issuing notice to the Haryana government, the Single-Judge Bench of Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia stayed the demolition till further orders.

Advocate Mohammad Arshad, appearing for the victims, apprised the High Court that the authorities have reportedly demolished over 750 alleged illegal encroachments, including buildings and structures, allegedly belonging to persons involved in communal violence.

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