Photos: In Delhi's Jahangirpuri, a demolition in images

Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Amid a heavy paramilitary and police presence, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation bulldozed illegal structures in Delhi’s Jahangipuri, which was then stopped a couple of hours following a Supreme Court order. Before the apex court’s order to stop the demolition drive, the civic body had bulldozed a number of temporary shops and structures. On April 16, clashes between two communities were reported from Jahangirpuri during a Hanuman Jayanti procession. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered a status quo and agreed to hear a petition challenging the action of the civic bodies allegedly aimed against those involved in the April 16 violence.

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A bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during an anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Several structures in Jahangirpuri were brought down amid heavy paramilitary and police presence during the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive that was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

A bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during an anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Several structures in Jahangirpuri were brought down amid heavy paramilitary and police presence during the North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive that was stopped within hours following a Supreme Court order.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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An aerial view shows a bulldozer demolishing an illegal structure, in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. The demolition drive continued even after the apex court directed the authorities to stop it. Officials said it was because of the absence of a written order from the court.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

An aerial view shows a bulldozer demolishing an illegal structure, in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. The demolition drive continued even after the apex court directed the authorities to stop it. Officials said it was because of the absence of a written order from the court.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Security personnel deployed during the anti-encroachment drive carried out by North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. On April 16, Jahangirpuri had witnessed violent clashes between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession, where eight police personnel and a local resident were injured.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Security personnel deployed during the anti-encroachment drive carried out by North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. On April 16, Jahangirpuri had witnessed violent clashes between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession, where eight police personnel and a local resident were injured.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Local residents look on from their houses as a bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. "They razed my shop and took away four carts. This was the only source of income for our family of five. I have two kids and both are studying in primary schools. I am worried how their studies will continue and have lost all hopes for their good future. I am clueless about recovering our losses," resident Malika Bibi told PTI.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Local residents look on from their houses as a bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. "They razed my shop and took away four carts. This was the only source of income for our family of five. I have two kids and both are studying in primary schools. I am worried how their studies will continue and have lost all hopes for their good future. I am clueless about recovering our losses," resident Malika Bibi told PTI.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A North Delhi Municipal Corporation worker loads the debris onto a cycle cart during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Before the anti-encroachment drive was stopped, the civic body had bulldozed a number of temporary shops and structures, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

A North Delhi Municipal Corporation worker loads the debris onto a cycle cart during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. Before the anti-encroachment drive was stopped, the civic body had bulldozed a number of temporary shops and structures, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Asif, 12, weeds through whatever was left of his parents' cold drink kiosk at the Kushal Cinema junction after it was demolished in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. This was the first kiosk which was demolished by the authorities, HT reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Asif, 12, weeds through whatever was left of his parents' cold drink kiosk at the Kushal Cinema junction after it was demolished in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. This was the first kiosk which was demolished by the authorities, HT reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A man walks amid the rubbles of the front gate of a mosque after it was demolished in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

A man walks amid the rubbles of the front gate of a mosque after it was demolished in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Brinda Karat flanked by media personnel during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. After the demolition drive was halted following the Supreme Court order, the CPI(M) leader urged the people to maintain peace and harmony in the area. She was also the only opposition leader seen at the site during the demolition drive.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Brinda Karat flanked by media personnel during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, on April 20, 2022. After the demolition drive was halted following the Supreme Court order, the CPI(M) leader urged the people to maintain peace and harmony in the area. She was also the only opposition leader seen at the site during the demolition drive.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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North Delhi Municipal Corporation workers during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered a status quo and agreed to hear a petition challenging the action of the civic bodies allegedly aimed against those involved in April 16 communal clashes, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

North Delhi Municipal Corporation workers during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana ordered a status quo and agreed to hear a petition challenging the action of the civic bodies allegedly aimed against those involved in April 16 communal clashes, PTI reported.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A resident breaks down while interacting with the media during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2022 07:03 PM IST

A resident breaks down while interacting with the media during the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi, on April 20, 2022. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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