The Supreme Court recently directed the centre and all state governments to ensure complete eradication of the practice of manual scavenging while dealing with deaths occurring in sewers. The Court held that it was the centuries-old stigmatising social practices that led to the deprivation of scavengers to such levels that they were not even recognised as human beings. Regrettably, manual scavenging still persists despite many legislations
The High Court of Bombay stayed the demolition on Western Railway lands in Greater Mumbai till March 1, observing that encroachment was a serious issue, which needed to be dealt with in a more considered fashion than by merely deploying a bulldozer
The Jabalpur bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued an interim order to stay the eviction of slum-dwellers. A single-judge bench of Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla passed this order while hearing the petition filed by Kalka Choudhary through Advocate Subodh Kathar.
The Allahabad High Court has stayed the demolition of the Bhovapur labour colony behind the Radisson Blue Hotel in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad until further orders. Simultaneously, a counter affidavit has been sought from the Ghaziabad Development Authority along with their complete rehabilitation plan.