New Delhi. On Monday, January 16, a three-judge bench of Supreme Court Chief Justice Justice DY Chandrachud will hear the Joshimath Land Sinking case affected by landslides in Uttarakhand. The remaining two judges in the Chief Justice’s bench are Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala. Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court regarding the landslide case in Joshimath, Uttarakhand.
Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has demanded in his petition that the apex court direct the Center and the NDMA to cooperate with the state government in relief work to help the local people who are facing the crisis of life and property. Along with this, the state government should immediately provide financial assistance to the people who lost their homes due to landslides.
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Demand to stop construction works
With this, Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati said that the local administration should relocate the people to safer places. Along with this, he has also said that all the construction works going on under the Tapovan Vishnugarh hydropower project should be stopped. These restrictions will continue till the committee appointed by the court approves it.
Along with this, Center and State Government should take effective steps to preserve the religious, spiritual and cultural places of Hindus/Sikhs in Jyotirmath and surrounding areas.
The rehabilitation package for the affected people in Joshimath is being prepared keeping in mind the interests of the stakeholders. Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana, who met the affected families living in Joshimath’s relief camps on Friday night, said the stakeholders wanted compensation in various ways. “Some want cash compensation, some have their own land where they want to build houses while others want to settle elsewhere within Joshimath,” he said.
Chamoli District Disaster Management Authority said that the work of evacuating the affected people is going on and so far 185 families have been shifted to relief centres. It said that the number of houses that have developed cracks is 760, out of which 147 have been marked unsafe. (including language input)
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 14, 2023, 22:12 IST