The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the status quo until further orders on the issue of demolition of illegal structures in violence-hit Jahangirpuri area of the national capital. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai issued notice to the Centre and others on the plea filed by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind that claimed that buildings of Muslim riots accused are being razed. "Status quo to be maintained till further order...List after two weeks and pleadings to be completed till then," the court said. The apex court also said that it will take a serious view of the demolition on Wednesday, which was carried out even after its orders though the NDMC Mayor was informed. Bulldozers tore down several concrete and temporary structures close to a mosque in Jahangirpuri on Wednesday as part of an anti-encroachment drive by the BJP-ruled civic body, days after the northwest Delhi neighbourhood was rocked by communal violence. The Supreme Court on Wednesday intervened twice to stop the drive after it took cognizance of the petition filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against the demolition.
Delhi Police installs several CCTV cameras in Jahangirpuri
Apr 21, 20227:39 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
5-member SP delegation to visit Delhi to 'investigate' demolition drive in Jahangirpuri
A five-member Samajwadi Party delegation will visit Delhi Friday to "investigate" the NDMC's demolition drive in violence-hit Jahangirpuri, they party said. It said the delegation comprising sitting and former members of parliament has been formed on the instruction of party chief Akhilesh Yadav. "BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Corporation destroyed Jahangirpuri with bulldozers on April 20. A five-member delegation has been constituted for its investigation," chief SP spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary said Thursday.
Apr 21, 20226:33 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Congress delegation stopped by police from entering violence-hit Jahangirpuri area
A delegation of Congress leaders visited violence-hit Jahangirpuri on Thursday but was stopped by the police from going to the area where an anti-encroachment drive was conducted by the North MCD a day before. The Congress delegation included former Union minister Ajay Maken and AICC in-charge of the state unit Shaktisinh Gohil.
Apr 21, 20225:08 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Kerala CM congratulates Brinda Karat, party colleagues for stand against Jahangirpuri demolition
Veteran CPI(M) leader and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday lavished praise on his party colleagues including polit bureau member Brinda Karat for their firm stand taken against the demolition conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in Jahangirpuri as part of its anti-encroachment drive.
Apr 21, 20225:07 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Delhi: IYC activists protesting demolition drive at Jahangirpuri detained
Indian Youth Congress activists were on Thursday detained by the police while staging a protest near Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri's residence against the anti-encroachment drive conducted by the North MCD in violence-hit Jahangirupri a day before, officials said. The IYC activists were detained from the Akbar Road here while they were trying to reach the Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister's residence, they said.
Apr 21, 20224:57 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Will follow SC order on Jahangirpuri but drive to continue in other areas: North MCD Mayor
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will follow the Supreme Court's order and not conduct the anti-encroachment drive in violence-hit Jahangirpuri, the civic body's mayor Raja Iqbal Singh said on Thursday but asserted that notices will be sent to encroachers in other areas under its jurisdiction. The mayor's remarks came after the Supreme Court extended the status quo until further orders on the razing of buildings Jahangirpuri area on Thursday.
Apr 21, 20224:54 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Jahangirpuri's C-Block heavily barricaded; residents stay indoors, media entry restricted
A day after the NDMC's demolition drive following communal clashes, Jahangirpuri's C-Block, the epicentre of Saturday's violence, witnessed heavy security deployment and barricading as it remained out of bounds for the media, and residents stayed indoors. The air was tense in the area as even the usually bustling Kushal Chowk was calm and shops were shut.
Apr 21, 20224:11 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
TMC leaders to visit Delhi's Jahangirpuri
Apr 21, 20224:09 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
Naqvi slams Politicisation over Jahangirpuri violence, demolition drive
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday launched an attack on the opposition leaders who blamed the BJP-led government after bulldozers rolled into Jahangirpuri for a demolition saying that leaders should understand that "the issue is not about bulldozer rolled for demolition but is to stop the rebellion and the rebels."
Apr 21, 20224:08 PM (IST)Posted by Poorva Joshi
'We don’t want to bulldoze. We don’t want to divide people', says Mamata Banerjee
Apr 21, 20222:11 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Big disclosure on the viral photo of accused Ansar's BMW
A few photos of Ansar with a BMW car are going viral on social media. In one of the photos he was seen putting his leg on the bonnet of the car. The police revealed that the car belonged to a South Delhi-based businessman. It was a disputed BMW car and Ansar had taken its illegal custody using his criminal background. Later he gave the car to someone who lived in West Bengal. The owner of the car had lodged a case with the Delhi Police. Later, the police interrogated Ansar and Ansar brought back BMW car from West Bengal. It was then handed over to its real owner. The Crime Branch is now looking into his West Bengal connections.
Apr 21, 20222:03 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Police probe reveals Ansar supplied drugs, seized BMW from bizman
Mohammed Ansar Sheikh was also involved in drug supply and had also seized a BMW car belonging to a South Delhi-based businessman. Ansar confessed his involvement in drug peddling.
Apr 21, 20221:43 PM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
Congress delegation reaches Jahangirpuri, stopped by police
A delegation of Congress leaders visited violence-hit Jahangirpuri on Thursday but were stopped by the police from going to the area where an anti-encroachment drive was conducted by the North MCD a day before. The Congress delegation included former Union minister Ajay Maken and AICC in-charge of the state unit Shaktisinh Gohi. The demolition drive conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to remove encroachments was stopped following a Supreme Court on Wednesday. Maken told reporters that the drive was an attack on the poor people and their means of livelihood. Citing court judgements, he said the drive was conducted by violating the rules. "This demolition is illegal. I was an urban development minister too, and I know how laws work. They cannot do this without any prior notice. BJP leaders are lying," Maken said.
Apr 21, 20221:13 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Hardcore gangsters involved in stone-pelting during violence in Jahangirpuri
According to details available with India TV, hardcore gangsters were involved in stone-pelting during violence in Jahangirpuri. Police have been searching for 20 such gangsters who were recently released from Delhi's Tihar jail.
Apr 21, 202212:03 PM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Apex Court takes notice of demolition drive after after stay order
The Supreme Court bench said that it we will take a serious view of the demolition which was carried out even after supreme court orders. Notice was issued to North Delhi municipal corporation and others in the case ona plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. The court said that status quo is to be maintained till further orders in Jahangirpuri case. List after 2 weeks and pleadings to be completed till then. SG
Apr 21, 202211:59 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Hegde demands compensation for juice shop owner
Sr Adv Sanjay Hedge appeared for Ganesh Gupta, the juice shop owner: Gupta claimed that he had all the papers.
Apr 21, 202211:59 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Bulldozers being run in Jahangirpuri under guise of illegal construction: Mayawati
Apr 21, 202211:58 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
SC extends status quo until further orders
SC extends status quo until further orders, issues notice to NDMC, others on plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
Apr 21, 202211:40 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
SC orders to maintain status quo in demolition till further orders
SC orders to maintain status quo in demolition till further order, case to be listed after 2 weeks
Apr 21, 202211:31 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Authorities bound by Constitution and not by letters written by a BJP leader, says Dave
Senior Advocate Dave says police and civil authorities are bound by the Constitution and not by letters written by a BJP leader and this is a sad scenario.
Apr 21, 202211:28 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Want stay on demolition, says Kapil Sibal
Kapil Sibal said people in Delhi were locked in their gates, forced to live inside and were not allowed to go outside. Sibal demanded stay on demolition. However, the bench said they cannot stay demolitions across the country.
Apr 21, 202211:26 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Why homes of only one community are targeted, asks Kapil Sibal
Kapil submitted said, "My plea is that such instances are happening in other states also. when processions are carried out and frictions occur, homes of only one community is bulldozed and politics in power judges what happens or not happens. "Look at Madhya pradesh where minister says that if muslims does such a thing they cannot expect justice. Who decides that? Who gave him that power? somebody is in jail his house was demolished, somebody who raped their house also broken down," he added.
Apr 21, 202211:23 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Civic body continued demolition even after SC stay
Sr. advocate Dave said in SC that MCD started demolition at 9 am. They went on demolishing even after status quo orders by the Apex court.
Apr 21, 202211:12 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Is bulldozer an instrument of state policy, asks senior advocate Dushyant Dave
There are over 730 illegal colonies in Delhi but why only Jahangirpuri was targeted. This cases raises far reaching questions of constitutional and national importance. Dave further said "Please see the preamble of the Delhi Municipality Act, where it is noted how there has been immense migration to Delhi and how changes have occurred beyond the Delhi Master plan." Dave pointed out "If this is allowed there will be no rule of law left." "How is this President of BJP writes and asks to start demolition and they start? A 5-15 days notice is a must," he added.
Apr 21, 202211:06 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Hearing begins in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing a petition filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind against the anti-encroachment drive by North MCD against the alleged encroachers in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area. A SC bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai are hearing the petition.
Apr 21, 202210:53 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Congress delegation reaches Jahangirpuri
Congress delegation reached the violence-hit area on Thursday morning where demolition drive was conducted by Delhi's civic body a day earlier before being stayed by the Supreme Court.
Apr 21, 202210:50 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Visuals from Jahangirpuri where a demolition drive took place on Wednesday
Apr 21, 202210:30 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Aggrieved juice shop owner moves Supreme Court against MCD demolition drive
Ganesh Gupta, an owner of a juice corner has moved to the Supreme Court against MCD demolition drive on Wednesday. He has asked for compensation as he says that he had all the documents and license with him. Part of his shop was demolished on Wednesday as part of anti encroachment drive.
Apr 21, 202210:13 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
'No party more communal than Congress', Kiren Rijiju hits out at Rahul Gandhi
Apr 21, 202210:12 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Samajwadi Party flays BJP over demolition drive in Jahangirpuri
The Samajwadi Party slammed the BJP over the demolition drive in Jahangirpuri and said that it is the BJP's another attempt to "snatch the bread of the poor."
Apr 21, 202210:11 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Shashi Tharoor calls demolition drive in Jahangirpuri 'new technique of intimidation'
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the demolition drive in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area was "illegal, arbitrary and unconstitutional", and called it a "new technique of intimidation" which could take the country's image downhill.
Apr 21, 20229:59 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram attacks BJP on Jahangirpuri demolition
Apr 21, 20229:52 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
Security deployed in the Jahangirpuri: Latest visuals
Apr 21, 20229:50 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
Who is Mohammed Ansar? A Class 4 drop-out is accused in Jahangirpuri case
Mohammed Ansar, the prime accused in the Jahangirpuri violence studied up to Class 4 only. After quitting studies due to financial problems he moved towards the world of crime. However, apart from the Jahangirpuri violence case, there are only two cases lodged against him on record and investigation in both the cases is still pending. This could be because the crimes committed by him as a juvenile cannot be taken on record. Ansar was also arrested repeatedly under preventive sections and booked five times under the Gambling Act and the Arms Act. Ansar had initially joined Asaduddin Owaisi's party, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. Later he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, but here too he was not satisfied and quit the party. Finally he joined the Aam Aadmi Party along with Ashwini Bagdi and others. The Delhi Police has mentioned his name in the FIR. He has been accused of provoking the mob and mobilizing people to attack the religious procession.
Apr 21, 20229:43 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
Shooter in blue 'kurta' considered most dreaded of all rioters
On April 17, a video went viral on social media, showing a man wearing a blue 'kurta' firing shots with a pistol at a mob during the communal clashes in the national capital's Jahangirpuri area on April 16. The way he was shooting at the mob depicted the brutality of the alleged rioter, who, till that time, was unknown to the police. The viral video mounted pressure on the police to nab him. But before that, the accused had to be first identified. The police, using local intelligence, identified the accused person as 28-year-old Imam alias Sonu alias Yunus, a resident of Jahangirpuri. After identification, it was a challenge for the police to catch the offender before he could escape from the city. On April 18, a team of special staff of the north-west district police went to the C Block in Jahangirpuri in search of Imam at about 1.30 p.m. However, as soon as the team reached the alleged shooter's house, his family members resorted to stone pelting. He was arrested on Monday.
Apr 21, 20229:41 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
AAP nervous over demolition drive against illegal Rohingyas and Bangladeshis: BJP
The BJP has said that the AAP has become "nervous" over the demolition drive against “illegal Rohingyas and Bangladeshis” in Jahangirpuri whom it provided "freebies". Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta charged that opposition parties were giving a "political colour to the removal of rioters’ encroachments”.
Apr 21, 20229:40 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
Hearing in SC on Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind's plea today
The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind today against the demolition drive being carried out by the Municipal Corporation against the alleged encroachers in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, where communal clashes broke out on Hanuman Jayanti. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai will hear the plea.
Apr 21, 20229:38 AM (IST)Posted by Abhinav Ranjan
TMC to send fact-finding team to Jahangirpuri
TMC to send a fact-finding team including its MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar to Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Friday, April 22: Sources
Apr 21, 20229:13 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
Brinda Karat moves SC against North delhi municipal Corporation
Brinda Karat has also moved Supreme court against the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Apr 21, 20229:12 AM (IST)Posted by Paras Bisht
15 member Congress delegation to visit Jahangirpuri
A 15 member delegation of Congress led by MP Shakti Sinh Gohil and Anil Chaudhary will visit affected areas of Jahangirpuri today. Congress' delegation comprises Ajay Maken, Subhash Chopra, Haroon Yusuf, Devendra Yadav, Imran Pratapgarhi, Krishna Tirath and others.