Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Shaheen Bagh encroachment removal case: Supreme Court questions involvement of political parties

Raising objection over the Communist Party of India (Marxist) filing a petition in the Shaheen Bagh encroachment removal case, the Supreme Court on Monday said what was the point of political parties filing petitions in such cases.

A Bench headed by Justice Nageswara Rao said, “The victim must come. Will see then.

The court then told the petitioner to approach the High Court.

“You should keep your point there,” observed the Bench.

A high-voltage drama unfolded during the anti-encroachment drive at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi, as the visuals showed the residents, politicians and locals blocking the civic authorities’ bulldozers in the area from demolishing buildings.

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress also joined the protest, giving it an absolute look of political issue. There were people who favoured this drive, saying that ‘few areas were illegally captured,’ so the anti-encroachment drive was much-needed.

After being rebuked by the Apex Court, the CPI (M) withdrew the petition.

The building that was about to be razed was in close proximity to the Popular Front of India (PFI) office in Shaheen Bagh.

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