New Delhi: The petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind against bulldozers action in Uttar Pradesh came up for hearing on Friday. The Supreme Court has adjourned the case to June 29. The petition had sought issuance of an order staying the demolition proceedings without necessary procedure. The state government had filed an affidavit after getting an order from the court in the earlier hearing.
A bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia heard the petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind. The next hearing on the matter will be on Wednesday, June 29. At the same time, the affidavit filed by the state government has categorically denied the link between the demolition action and the riots. The government has said that the action was taken due to violation of rules and the procedure of law was followed. The petition was also heard in the Supreme Court on June 16. During that time, the petition alleged that the government was targeting a particular community (muslims). At the same time, the petitioners had also alleged that no notice was served to them before the bulldozer's action.
During the hearing on June 22, the UP government had said that action has been taken on the basis of different laws. At the same time, the state government had accused the petitioners of selecting cases of action, including that of Javed Mohammad of Prayagraj. The government had said that action against the alleged unauthorised construction had begun much before the riots.