High Court takes cognizance of demolitions in Nuh, stays proceedings

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today took cognizance of the demolitions being carried out in Nuh and Gurugram in the aftermath of the Nuh violence and ordered an immediate halt to any further demolitions until further notice.

Concerned over the legality and procedural aspects of these actions, the Punjab and Haryana High Court sought information from the Haryana government on the ongoing demolition process.

The High Court raised critical questions regarding the adherence to legal procedures during the demolitions. The court inquired whether appropriate legal protocols were being followed in carrying out the demolitions. Specifically, the court questioned whether sufficient prior notices were issued before proceeding with the demolition orders.

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As a precautionary measure, the court has restrained any further demolitions until the authorities provide satisfactory answers and explanations regarding the ongoing actions. To facilitate the proceedings, Advocate Kshitij Sharma has been appointed as the amicus curiae to assist the court in the case.

The Bench of Justices J.S. Sandhawalia and Harpreet Kaur Jivan issued the orders after taking note of news published in prominent English daily.

The High Court has issued a notice to the Haryana government, demanding a response by 11th August.