Relief from eviction for slumdwellers

Relief from eviction for slumdwellers

The High Court on Tuesday granted interim stay on the eviction of Jai Bhuvaneshwarinagar Slum while hearing a petition filed by the slumdwellers challenging the eviction notice issued by the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board on April 24, 2014.

Justice Mohan Shantana Goudar granted stay to the petition filed by Usha Rani and seven others. In an earlier order, the HC had directed the petitioners and the slum dwellers to relocate into a multi-storey building constructed by the Slum Board at Kudlu.

When the petitioners visited the building, they found that it was in a dilapidated state and uninhabitable. 

The petitioners contended that the building which was built four years back had developed cracks and even the concrete had eroded leaving the iron rods visible. 

ZP elections stayed

The HC has stayed elections to the posts of president and vice president in Zilla Panchayats of 24 districts, while hearing a batch of petitions challenging the reservation in the posts.

The petitioners have challenged that rosters of rotation was not being followed and have sought directions from the court to review the same. 


Bail objected

The Lokayukta has filed objections against the bail petition filed by BDA Secretary Rajamma Chowdareddy, who was trapped while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 7 lakh in April.   

The counsel representing Lokayukta has stated that Rajamma has several sources through which many others are involved and the Lokayukta is still investigating into the matter. If Rajamma is granted bail, there are chances that these sources may completely be blocked for investigation.  

The counsel said that the Lokayukta will finish their investigations in the next 10 days and had submitted to the court not to grant bail to Rajamma.  

Notice to govt, BU 

The HC vacation bench ordered emergent notice to the Government and Bangalore University on a petition filed by 40 students studying BEd. The students of Sri Venkateshwara College of Education at Maruthingar contented that their exams are scheduled in the first week of June and BU was yet to affiliate the college. 

Though the college is recognised by the BU, affiliation was still pending. The students have sought directions from the court to allow them to write the exams.

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