SC stays demolition of houses constructed for Tsunami victims

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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today stayed the demolition of 44 houses in Tamil Nadu constructed for Tsunami victims as ordered by the Madras High Court on a PIL.

When Tamil Nadu was rocked by tsunami on the Republic Day in 2005, an NGO was permitted to construct houses for the rehabilitation of the victims at Uzhavar Nagar north Poigainallur, Tamil Nadu.

The demolition of the houses was ordered by the Madras High Court on a PIL alleging that sub-standard material has been used in the construction of the houses.

The occupants of the houses were not even made a party to the case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice R V Raveendran issued notices to A Subbian and others on the petitions filed by Salvation Agency and one M Ramachandran, challenging the High Court order.

UNI AKS/SC DS KN1656

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