Over the past few decades, there has been a paradigm shift in the understanding of slum dwellers and their rights. From being viewed as illegal occupants without any rights, they are now seen as people with rights and entitled to shelter by the government.
The Supreme Court directed Supertech builders to immediately release Rs 70 lakh to the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), which was roped in as a consultant for the structural audit of the company’s 32-storeyed twin towers.
Supreme Court bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai, heard the case related to the demolition drive in Jahangirpuri at 11 am today. “The Court said that they will take serious view on the fact that the court order was not followed and demolition continued yesterday.