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Prayers went on till late night to save the house, the Supreme Court gave relief to the victims

The Supreme Court has given a big decision in the case of railway land encroachment. The Supreme Court has stayed the decision of the Nainital High Court. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttarakhand government. The Supreme Court has also issued a notice to the Railways. Now the encroachment will not be removed till February 7. The next hearing in the case will be on February 7.

A hearing has been held in the Supreme Court today in the railway encroachment case of Banbhulpura. In such a situation, where the process of prayers and recitation continued till late night in the affected area, the eyes of the administration were also focused on the hearing. The families of the victims have heaved a sigh of relief only after the decision of the Supreme Court.

In fact, on December 20, the Uttarakhand High Court had ordered removal of encroachment from railway land in Haldwani. The administration was engaged in preparations on this. Meanwhile, on January 2, the affected filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which was heard today.

While prayers and prayers continued throughout the day in Banbhulpura area on Wednesday, the political atmosphere was also heated. SP’s delegation held talks with the affected and assured of talks at a higher level. During this, various organizations staged a sit-in at Buddha Park, while many organizations sent memorandums to the state government and the President, demanding better steps for the affected

Notice to Uttarakhand Government, Railways

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court against the decision of Uttarakhand. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Government of Uttarakhand and the Indian Railways seeking answers.

The High Court had given the order to remove the encroachment

Railway claims that it has illegal occupation of 78 acres of land. 4365 kutcha-pucca houses have been built on railway land. On December 20, the High Court had ordered the removal of illegal encroachments on railway land.

Picketing of various organizations

Several organizations staged a sit-in at Buddha Park on Wednesday in support of the affected families against the High Court’s decision. Organizations said that keeping in mind the human and moral aspects, the state government should intervene. Outsiders associated with various Muslim organizations including Congress, SP, BSP also reached here. SP’s delegation reached Banbhulpura on Wednesday on the instructions of SP’s National President Akhilesh Yadav. People were met for two hours under the leadership of Moradabad MP ST Hasan. He said the issue would be raised in Parliament. If needed, the delegation of local people will also be made to meet the Railway Minister and the PM.

Railway land is 50 years old

It is said that encroachment on railway land in Banbhulpura and Gafoor Basti started 50 years ago. The encroachment has now spread over 78 acres of railway land. The locals claim that they have been living here for more than 50 years. All the facilities like voter card, Aadhaar card, ration card, electricity, water, road, school etc. have been given to them by the governments only. People are also taking advantage of all government schemes. People have also benefited from PM Awas Yojana. It is claimed that they also pay tax to the Municipal Corporation. There is a majority of Muslim population in these.

Even in 2007 the order was given to remove the encroachment

Even in the year 2007, the High Court had ordered the removal of encroachment from the railway land. The matter had also reached the Supreme Court. After this, a public interest litigation was filed in the High Court in 2013. On the instructions of the High Court, the hearing started from 2018 in the State Estate Officer, North Eastern Railway, Izzatnagar Division. According to the Railways, during the hearing of 4,365 encroachment cases, no one could show solid evidence regarding encroachment possession. No land related documents were found with anyone.