Agra The appliance searching for keep towards the demolition drive undertaken by the railway authorities in Nai Basti behind Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi will now be heard on August 14. The motion committee representing the Muslim-dominated Nai Basti, has approached district authorities searching for halt to demolition drive until disposal of the case pending in Mathura Court.
“The courtroom of Civil Decide (senior division) Mathura has fastened August 14 for listening to on our software for keep towards demolition that started on Wednesday. The appliance was moved on Thursday within the pending case, during which August 21 was fastened for submitting of reply by railways, who as a substitute of submitting reply and ready for the disposal of the case, selected arbitrarily to provoke demolition of constructions in Nai Basti on Wednesday,” mentioned Yakub Shah, convenor of the Motion Committee Nai Basti in Mathura.
The Railway authorities had began a demolition drive towards encroachments on railway land on Wednesday however stopped for a few days permitting residents of Nai Bastito take away encroachments on their very own.
The locals worry that the demolition drive could be resumed on Monday.
“We met town Justice of the Peace and handed over a memorandum addressed to district Justice of the Peace of Mathura final week whereby we sought measures for rehabilitating these uprooted in demolition drive and homes in DUDA scheme,” mentioned Yakub Shah.
“The demolition drive needs to be stopped until the pendency of the case filed by us within the courtroom of Civil Decide (Senior Division) Mathura and railways ought to compensate these whose properties have been dismantled,” added Shah.
“The railway authorities, within the presence of the police drive gave an ultimatum of three days on Wednesday, earlier than re-launching the demolition drive, which if goes on, will defeat the very function of the go well with filed by the petitioner within the first place,” mentioned Yakub.
Earlier on Wednesday, the railways authorities, in collaboration with native police and administration, carried out an in depth demolition operation geared toward clearing encroachments within the yard of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.
These encroachments, primarily consisting of homes inhabited by members of the minority neighborhood, have been eliminated as a part of an initiative to convert the prevailing metre gauge railway observe right into a broad gauge observe, facilitating a connection between Mathura and Vrindavan, mentioned the railways’ public relations officer (PRO).
Yakub, a 66-year-old Nai Basti resident and petitioner within the case argued that the railways lacked the authority to demolish round 200 homes located alongside the railway observe due to ongoing authorized proceedings.
Prashasti Srivastava, PRO for the Agra division, North-Central Railways, clarified final week that advance notices have been issued to the “encroachers” residing unlawfully alongside the railway observe. The demolition operation, which started on Wednesday, will resume after a couple of days.
“In all, 135 unauthorised occupants have been served eviction notices. A lot of them requested time to relocate, and their appeals have been accommodated by the administration. Nevertheless, no substantial justification was supplied to impede the demolition. Consequently, 60 buildings have been razed on Wednesday. The remaining unauthorised constructions will likely be demolished within the days forward,” Srivastava had mentioned.