Delhi HC asks govt to explore rebuilding minority school demolished 40 years ago
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-16

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The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government and the authorities concerned to explore the possibility of allotting land for a minority school which has been functioning from tents since its demolition over 40 years ago during the Emergency.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the Delhi chief secretary to co-ordinate and hold meetings with all the agencies including the Delhi Development Authority and the municipal body.The court expressed concern after it was told that the minority school has been functioning from tents and sought to know the status and the outcome of the meeting on the next date of hearing, December 12.

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The court’s direction were issued during hearing of a PIL seeking reconstruction of the building of the minority school which has been functioning from tents since its demolition on June 30, 1976 during Emergency.Earlier, on August 12, 2015, Additional Standing Counsel Sanjoy Ghose, appearing for the Delhi government, had said that they were keen to resolve the issue.He had told the court that the government was exploring all possibilities to allot land for a minority school.


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