SC directs UP, WB, Haryana to give roadmap on urban homeless
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-24

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The Supreme Court today directed the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and West Bengal to place before it a roadmap on implementation of a scheme for urban homeless, saying it was the government’s “obligation” to help these poor people.

The top court perused the affidavits filed by the three states on the implementation of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) scheme and observed that they had not given a roadmap or a vision document on the issue.

“It is the obligation of all the state governments to help these poor people. It is not an adverserial litigation,” a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said after going through the affidavit filed by Haryana government.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Haryana, told the bench about the steps taken by the state in this regard and said they would place before the court a roadmap in two weeks.

During the hearing, the bench also questioned the Uttar Pradesh government as to why occupancy in shelter homes for urban homeless in the state was only around 25 per cent, while terming it “startling”.


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