The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday refused to grant urgent hearing in the petition seeking the intervention of the Court in relation to the sinking of land in Uttarakhand's hill town, Joshimath..A bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said that in a democratic country everything of urgency does not have to come to the court as there are democratically elected institutions to look into it. "In a democratic country everything of urgency does not have to come to court. There are democratically elected institutions to look into it," the CJI remarked.The Court, therefore, listed the matter for hearing on January 16The plea filed by Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has sought intervention of the Court to ensure immediate financial assistance and compensation to the residents of Joshimath..The plea was mentioned on Monday too before CJI Chandrachud, who had asked the lawyer to mention the matter on Tuesday."This is an important matter related to Joshimath sinking," the lawyer had submitted."Mention it tomorrow when you are in the mentioning list," the CJI had said..Joshimathi which has a population of around 17,000 is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand at a height of 1,800 meters above sea level.Joshimath has been declared disaster-prone after cracks started appearing in buildings and on roads.Many people were evacuated after that.According to NDTV, there are around 4,500 buildings in Joshimath and 610 of these have developed huge cracks.