New Delhi, 21 October: The Central government has said that Hindu refugees from Pakistan living in some areas of North Delhi, demanding electricity connections, have illegally occupied Defense Ministry land. A bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel will hear the matter tomorrow i.e. on October 22.
The Central Government in its counter affidavit has sought dismissal of the petition.
On September 21, while hearing the petition, the court had issued notice to the Delhi government and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The petition has been filed by Hariom.
Advocate Rohit Madan, appearing for the petitioner, said that around 800 Hindu refugees from Pakistan are living without electricity for the past several years. For this, he had spoken in many authorities. I had told my problem to the Delhi government and the central government too, but no solution was found. These Hindu refugees are doomed to face the wrath of cold and heat.
In the petition, referring to the Supreme Court’s decision on Chameli Singh vs Government of Uttar Pradesh, it said that the right to shelter is a fundamental right under section 21. This right also includes the right to electricity.
The petition said that the refugees had also reported their problem to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and showed them their visa and Aadhar card but their application was rejected.