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HC stays demolition of Gurudwara on Yamuna bank

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New Delhi, June 7 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today stayed the demolition of a Gurudwara on the bank of river Yamuna near Sarai Kale Khan Bus terminus in South-East Delhi.

Vacation Judge Justice B D Ahmed directed the local authorities not to demolish the Gurudwara in Belarpur village till the petition was disposed of.

Adjouring the matter for further hearing on June 14, the Court issued notices to the Union of India, Urban Development Ministry, Delhi Development Authority(DDA), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and SHO of Sarai Kale Khan Police station.

The Court asked the authorities not to use any coercive methods to demolish the structure.

Counsel N K Jha appearing for petitioner Rajinder Pal Singh cited the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill passed by Parliament recently and argued that the municipal authorities could not demolish the place of worship for at least one year.

The Gurudwara was constructed without seeking permission from the authorities.

The Civic authorities had reached the spot to carry out demolition of the gurudwara.

UNI PAT MSJ BST1658

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