No Jhuggis to be removed till Delhi government takes a decision in consultation with Centre, Solicitor General informs Supreme Court
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No Jhuggis to be removed till Delhi government takes a decision in consultation with Centre, Solicitor General informs Supreme Court

On August 31, a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had ordered the removal of the jhuggis due to issues of environmental degradation, accumulation of plastic waste, etc.

The Supreme Court has been told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the decision regarding the removal of 48,000 jhuggis near railway tracks in the capital would be taken only after consultation between the Delhi government and the Centre.

SG Mehta further assured the Court that no eviction of dwellers or demolition of jhuggis would take place till the time a meeting is held between the Delhi government and the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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