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Shaheen Bagh: SC declines to entertain plea against anti-encroachment drive, tells CPI(M) to approach HC

Protests erupted in the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi during an anti-encroachment drive by the MCD officials.

Gonika Arora Reported by: Gonika Arora @AroraGonika New Delhi Updated on: May 09, 2022 17:55 IST
Security personnel attempt to stop locals staging a protest
Image Source : PTI

Security personnel attempt to stop locals staging a protest in front of a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) bulldozer at Shaheen Bagh area, during an anti-encroachment drive, in New Delhi, Monday, May 9, 2022.

Highlights

  • The anti-encroachment drives in the Shaheen Bagh area in South Delhi district began on Monday.
  • Delhi Police deployed a heavy contingent of cops to prevent any untoward incidents.
  • Locals protested by sitting on roads, blocking bulldozers.

Shaheen Bagh anti-encroachment drive: Protests erupted in Shaheen Bagh on Monday with hundreds of people, including women, opposing the SDMC's anti-encroachment drive as bulldozers rolled into the area in presence of heavy police personnel. Protesters raised slogans against the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) as well as the Central government and demanded that the action should be stopped. Some women protestors also stood in front of bulldozers to prevent the exercise. Leaders from the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress also reached the spot and staged dharna against the action. The protest also caused heavy traffic snarls in Shaheen Bagh, Kalindi Kunj, Jaitpur, Sarita Vihar and Mathura Road among other areas. SDMC's Central Zone Chairman Rajpal Singh told PTI that the illegal structures could not be removed due to protests. Last month, an anti-encroachment drive conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in the Jahangirpuri area, which witnessed violence between two communities on April 16, drew widespread criticism. The Supreme Court had to intervene to stop the action there. Singh said that removing encroachment from any area is our obligatory function which the civic body is doing.

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  • 3:12 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 3:11 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:45 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:11 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 2:06 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:57 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:56 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:56 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:49 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:48 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:47 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:26 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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  • 1:25 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

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