Delhi High Court Dismisses PIL for Sewage Facilities in Unauthorized Colonies

In a decisive move, the Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL clamoring for essential sewage and waste management facilities in an unauthorized colony nestled within the heart of the national capital. This happened in the case of Sarva Seva Trust v Govt of NCT of Delhi & Ors.

Here is all that happened:

  • The PIL was dismissed by a Division Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora.
  • The Court questioned whether it should provide sewage facilities to encroachers on High Court land in the future.
  • It expressed dismay over the lack of respect for the law among those seeking relief through writ petitions.
  • Sarva Seva Trust filed the PIL seeking sewage facilities and garbage disposal arrangements for an unauthorized colony.
  • The colony in question faces objections from nearby residents whenever the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) attempts to provide facilities.
  • The Court concluded that the residents of the unauthorized colony are encroachers of government land.
  • Consequently, the Bench declined to issue any directions in response to the plea.
  • The ruling underscores the Court’s stance against providing relief to encroachers of government land through legal remedies like writ petitions.

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