In photos: Demolition drive carried out in Jahangirpuri, stopped after SC order

Published on Apr 20, 2022 02:59 PM IST

On Wednesday, bulldozers razed several structures in Delhi's Jahangipuri area, which witnessed violent clashes between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on April 16. The demolition drive was carried out by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). It came a day after Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta wrote to the NDMC mayor Raja Iqbal Singh to demolish illegal constructions that belonged to the rioters in Jahangirpuri. However, the demolition was stopped after a Supreme Court order. “We will follow the Supreme Court orders. We have stopped the drive. The civic machinery there is now only lifting the garbage and other items lying on the roads in the area,” NDMC's Mayor Singh told news agency PTI.

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Visuals from the anti-encroachment drive at the Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 02:59 PM IST

Visuals from the anti-encroachment drive at the Jahangirpuri area in New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

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People shift their belongings during a joint anti-encroachment drive by the NDMC, PWD and the police in the violence-hit Jahangirpuri on April 20, 2022. (PTI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People shift their belongings during a joint anti-encroachment drive by the NDMC, PWD and the police in the violence-hit Jahangirpuri on April 20, 2022. (PTI photo)

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Residents watch the demolition of small illegal retail shops from behind the locked gate in a communally sensitive area in Jahangirpuri on April 20, 2022. (Reuters photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Residents watch the demolition of small illegal retail shops from behind the locked gate in a communally sensitive area in Jahangirpuri on April 20, 2022. (Reuters photo)

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A woman breaks down during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. (ANI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman breaks down during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. (ANI photo)

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Police and paramilitary personnel keep vigil prior to the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. (ANI photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Police and paramilitary personnel keep vigil prior to the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. (ANI photo)

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