SC asks South Delhi officials as to why 'anti-encroachment drive was conducted despite hearing

As the MCD stepped into the locality along with its demolishers, residents, in an obvious move, started opposing the anti-encroachment drive of the corporation.
SC asks South Delhi officials as to why 'anti-encroachment drive was conducted despite hearing
Bulldozer reaches Shahen Bagh Image Source: Twitter

In the latest development from the Shaheen Bagh row, the SC had asked South Delhi officials as to why they started the anti encroachment drive, despite the fact that the matter was scheduled for hearing on Monday. The court would be hearing the plea filed in response to the drive at 2PM.

Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh had yet again been in the news as the MCD’s(South Delhi Municipal Corporation) had reached to the spot along with it for the anti bulldozers and JCBs. It must be known here that the anti-encroachment drive has been in the news for the past few days.

Deliberately disturbing the law and order
Aam Aadmi Party's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan upon reaching to the spot said that the drive was being deliberately done to disturb the law and order."

As the MCD stepped into the locality along with its demolishers, residents, in an obvious move, started opposing the anti-encroachment drive of the corporation. Many locals laid down in the front of the bulldozers while many sat on Dharna opposing the drive.

Congress too stands against the decision
Along with the residents, Congress workers too were seen at the spot protesting against the anti-encroachment drive. Residents upon asking denies any claim and states that there had been no illegal encroachment on public land.
Image Source: IANS
Why the Encroachment drive was planned
The matter came into light Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta wrote to the civic body's mayor(belonging to BJP)on April 20 to remove the encroachment made by the "Rohingyas, Bangladeshis and anti-social elements". Since then the matter had been in the news and the locals there had continuously been denying any such claims.
Earlier too, upon a communal clash Jahangirpuri, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s demolishers brought down several homes and shops naming it an anti-encroachment drive
People protest against the drive
People protest against the drive Image Source: Twitter
How long will the Bulldozer episode last?
MCD upon getting the required force had planned its whole anti-encroachment operation and the bulldozer season would be consisting of 5 episodes which is as follows May 9 : Shaheen Bagh G BLock to Jasola Nehar and Kalind Kunj Park May10: NFC Bodhi Dharm Temple near the Gurudwara Road May 11: Meherchand Market, Lodhi Colony, Sai Mandir and JLN Metro Station May 12: Iscon Temple, Dheersen Park, Kalka Devi Marg May 13: Khada Colony near Kalindi Kunj
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