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Relief for Hundreds of small shop keepers in Allahabad

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This matter, (tittles as Azad Hawkers Street Vendors Union U.P & Others Vs State of U.P & Others) is dealing with the issue of illegal eviction of small shop keepers. The street vendors union along with individual shop keepers challenged the order dated: 19.12.2012 passed by the Division Bench of Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Allahabad in PIL Writ petition No.4003 of 2006, where the Hon’ble High Court passed the sealing and demolition orders against the shops keepers whose shops were allotted to them by the ADA/Municipal Corporation through legal allotment process, and now they are terming them as encroachments.

The above mentioned PIL filed by the Re: Ganga Pollution was filed in view of issues related to pollution in the river Ganga and its clearance, but shockingly the Hon’ble High Court passed an order against the legally possessed shop keepers terming them as encroachers. In pursuance of the order passed by the High Court in Ganga pollution matter, the office of the Municipal Commissioner of Allahabad on dated 22.01.2013 issued a notification to proceed with the demolition process.

The Hon'ble Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India, Altamish kabir, Justice Anil Dave and Justice Vikramjit Sen ordered to maintain Status Quo with issuing notices against the State of U.P & Others in a matter where Allahabad High Court passed the demolition orders against the hundreds of small shop keepers, whose shops were legally allotted to them by the Municipal Corporation & Allahabad Development Authority terming them as encroachers. The Supreme Court took strict note of this action and asked the state to reply in four weeks.

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