16 Jan 2023

Joshimath Land Subsidence: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case, What Did It Say?

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court has refused to hear Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand's petition on the Joshimath Land Subsidence issue. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the petitioner to present his case in the Uttarakhand High Court. During the hearing, the Uttarakhand government told the Supreme Court that the High Court is hearing the matter.

The Supreme Court has said that the High Court is already hearing the matter. The petitioner should keep his point there. Swami Avimukteshwaranand demanded rehabilitation of the people of Joshimath affected by the land subsidence and insurance of their properties.

Demands made by Shankaracharya

In Shankaracharya's petition, there was also a demand to declare the whole matter as a national disaster. Along with this, he also demanded a ban on the Tapovan-Vishnugad power project.

During the hearing, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said, "On January 12, the High Court has passed orders on the same matter. The High Court has sought an answer on the formation of the expert committee. The government and NTPC have to stop the construction in Joshimath for the time being." Has also said. We think that the petitioner should keep his point there.

HC will be requested for early hearing

Advocates Sushil Jain and P N Mishra, appearing for the petitioner, requested that the Supreme Court should hear his plea, but the Chief Justice said that you can apply to the High Court for the demands you have put forward, including rehabilitation . We will request the High Court that if you file the application, it should be heard soon.

Huge cracks appearing

Significantly, Joshimath is facing a big challenge due to landslides. In Joshimath, the land is slowly sinking down. Huge cracks are appearing in houses, roads and fields. Till now hundreds of families from Joshimath have been shifted to relief camps.

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