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Shaheen Bagh Demolition: Unable to accept plea at request of political party: SC pleads against demolition at Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea filed by the CPI(M) against the demolition campaign at Shaheen Bagh here, saying it cannot interfere with the anti-encroachment campaign at the request of a political party . A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai have requested the party to approach the Delhi High Court.

“Why is the CPI(M) filing a petition? What is the fundamental right that is being violated? Not at the request of political parties. This is not the platform. You go to the High Court” , said the bench.

The High Court said that if the peddlers trespassed they would be evicted and if the authorities broke the law the petitioner could go to the High Court.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the facts were distorted.

“It’s a long-running process, a routine exercise after notice,” he said.

When lead barrister P Surendranath, representing CPI(M), referred to the recent supreme court orders on Jahangirpuri where the demolition campaign was suspended, the bench said let the parties concerned come.

“We didn’t allow anyone to come here and say my house can’t be demolished even though it’s not allowed. You can’t protect yourself from this order. We can’t interfere…that too at the request of political parties,” the judge said. mentioned.

After hearing the case for some time, the case was dismissed as withdrawn with freedom to go to the Delhi High Court.