Arvind Kejriwal writes DDA head slamming over slum demolition

By Accommodation Times News Services

Arvind KejriwalDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal slams Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for demolishing the slums in Mehruli area in South Delhi, CM wrote letter to Lieutant Governor Najeeb Jung for the irresponsible move and referred it as against “law, constitution and humanity”.

He also mentioned that the drive was was illegal and unconstitutional and claimed DDA had demolished nearly 40 jhuggis without making any arrangement for the rehabilitation of the slum-dwellers. He also claimed that the drive led to the death of an infant.

CM also mentioned that the under Delhi Special Provision Act 2014, it is clearly stated that a demolition drive can be carried out only after the agency concerned had made arrangements for the rehabilitation of those displaced by the drive.

Kejriwal mentioned many things in the letter like he said, “As per Parliament enacted Delhi Special Provision Act 2014, any encroachment structure which came up before January 1, 2006 cannot be demolished. There is also a provision in this law that the demolition can be carried out in case there is encroachment upon roads or if government urgently needs land for its projects. According to the law, the agency can carry out demolition only if they have made arrangements for rehabilitation.”

The CM said he was in the know that more demolitions were to take place, he has asked authorities to stop such demolitions.

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