Plea in HC over plan to raze 3 shelter homes
New Delhi: An NGO approached Delhi high court on World Homeless Day, alleging that the Delhi Development Authority plans to raze three shelter homes for the poor in east Delhi.
While efforts by the NGO — Centre for Holistic Development — to mention the matter in court couldn’t materialise since the court had risen for the day by then, a petition is likely to be filed on Friday along with a plea for urgent mentioning.
Sunil Kumar Aledia, head of the NGO, alleged that shelter homes built on orders of HC in 2010 by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board were targeted by the civic agency in Mayur Vihar where it caters to a population of 7,000 odd persons.
According to the NGO, they received frantic calls from residents of Chilla Khadar area accusing DDA of carrying out the demolition activity. “Some toilets have already been demolished while the shelter homes face demolition action soon,” the organisation alleged.
The plea is expected to be taken up for hearing on Friday.
Last year, on Aledia’s plea, the high court had stayed closure of 38 temporary shelter homes during the winter season. It had directed DUSIB to maintain status quo with regard to the night shelters it was proposing to shut down.