Encroachments reflect failure of government to provide basic shelter to the poor: Madras High Court

The High Court directed the State government to file a compliance report on the demarcation of the boundary of the Buckingham canal and removal of encroachments from all three water bodies.
 Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Justice N Mala
Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Justice N Mala

Expressing its displeasure at the Tamil Nadu government's inaction over ridding the three main waterbodies in Chennai of encroachments, the Madras High Court said on Monday that encroachments were a "direct reflection of the government's failure" to provide basic housing to the poor [Kasturibha and Indira Nagar Residents Forum v The Secretary].

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