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‘Fear of losing houses built for 40 years’ notice issued to 4000 families, now hope for help from SC, hearing tomorrow

Eviction notices have been issued to more than 4,000 families living in the railway-owned area in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. After the notice was issued, these families are facing the threat of homelessness. Meanwhile, this matter has now reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has asked to hear on Thursday i.e. January 5. In fact, on Monday, the petition of 11 people including Sharafat Khan of Haldwani was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of senior advocate Salman Khurshid, on which the Supreme Court has asked to hear on Thursday. Now the eyes of more than four thousand people are fixed on the decision of the Supreme Court.

People protesting on the streets

Let us inform that after the issue of the notice, thousands of people are protesting on the streets for fear of being homeless from their homes. Many people have taken out candle march. On the other hand, some people are demanding that they should be settled first, then the house should be vacated. It is being claimed by the Railways that these people have been living in unauthorized colonies for the last several years.

At the same time, after hearing the PIL filed regarding the encroachment on railway land in Vanbhulpura Gafoor Basti of Haldwani, the High Court had directed the Railways to take strict action against the encroachers. Court has ordered demolition within a week by giving notice. Some of the encroachers have been living there for decades and are opposing the court order.

Railways has already started the process of demolishing the structures

Let us tell you that the railway authorities have already started the process of demolishing the houses and other structures built on the 2.2 kilometer long railway track. The encroachers have been asked to deposit licensed weapons. The issue of Haldwani railway land has now reached the Supreme Court. It is being told that according to the notice of the Railways, 4,365 encroachments will be removed from that area. These people have been living for more than 40 years. According to railway officials, a drone survey was conducted to demarcate the encroached area on railway land in Haldwani.