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From: Media Cell AAP
Sun, 13 Dec '15 7:10p
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Press Release : 13th December
Aam Aadmi Party condemns in strongest possible words the inhuman action of the Modi Government of illegally demolishing 500 jhuggis in Shakur Basti area of Delhi and thereby displacing more than 2000 poor people in clear violation of repeated Supreme Court orders and provisions of Special Provisions Act 2006. Railways under Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose one of the coldest days of the season to carry out this illegal demolition drive. Aam Aadmi Party holds Central Government responsible the death of an innocebt girl in the drive and urges the Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi to initiate criminal proceedings against the officers of the Railways, who planned and executed the illegal drive.
Addressing a press conference on the issue, Aam Aadmi Party leader Dr. Kumar Vishwas said that there are repeated Supreme Court orders that no jhuggi settlements established before 2006 can be removed in the name of encroachment drives. Modi Government showed no respect of Supreme Court only to expose more than 2000 poor people, including women and children to one of the coldest nights of the season. Special Provisions Act makes it mandatory to make rehabilitation arrangements in advance before any such drive, but the Railways did nothing.
Dr. Vishwas said that he himself had met Railways Minister with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. He said, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had assured that no demolition will be allowed without rehabilitation. Today, when Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal spoke to Railways Minister, he said, he was not aware of any such drive.
Dr. Vishwas said, the Centre is responsible for the death of an innocent girl during this demolition drive and we urge the Delhi Government to initiate criminal proceedings against the officers involved in planning and executive this illegal drive. “Even if Railways claims that the jhuggis were established after 2006, they should have approached the Delhi Government for ascertaining this fact. Only Delhi Government agency DUSIB is authorized to carry out surveys to ascertain the period of establishment of jhuggi clusters,” Dr. Vishwas added.
Dr. Vishwas said, Modi Government’s claim has shown how hollow is its claim of setting up smart cities. These mega projects will only benefit big corporate houses and the poor of the country will be left to suffer under open sky. Delhi State Secretary Saurabh Bhardwaj and Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Okhla Amanatullah Khan also addressed the press conference.
AAP Media Cell