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Jahangirpuri demolition: Experts write to Kejriwal

A number of teachers, coverage advisors and civil society practitioners have written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the demolitions that occurred at Jahangirpuri final month, asking him to “compensate all of the men and women so affected for his or her losses” and make sure that it’s not repeated in every other a part of Delhi.

The letter states: “Probably the most tragic victims of this focused demolition are extraordinarily poor working girls, many are widows, who had barely begun to eke out a residing once more after dealing with extreme financial and private losses beneath Covid. The bulldozers didn’t merely destroy these girls’s meagre tenements; they destroyed even the small property they used for his or her livelihoods.”

The Avenue Distributors Act, 2014 requires civic authorities to survey avenue distributors and supply them with licences and allot websites, it notes. “Legally, subsequently, demolitions can solely be a final resort, following a correct survey, and after giving due discover to residents or distributors, permitting them time to reply. On this case, all due processes had been ignored,” the letter learn, including, “We name upon you as CM to take critical word of this gross violation of residents’ rights, and compensate all of the men and women so affected, for his or her losses. We’d additionally such as you to make sure that this isn’t repeated.”

Signatories embrace Jayati Ghosh (Economics professor), Mridul Eapen (retired Economics professor), Seema Kulkarni (member,

Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch), Nandita Narain (DU professor) and Poonam Muttreja (government director, Inhabitants Basis of India).

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