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Supreme Court refuses to intervene in Narmada dam dispute

THE ASIAN AGE. | J VENKATESAN
Published : Aug 9, 2017, 12:44 am IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2017, 12:45 am IST

As per the order, entire relief and rehabilitation work at the site was to be completed.

Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)
 Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the relief and rehabilitation measures provided by the Madhya Pradesh government for the displaced persons of Narmada dam project.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A.M. Kanwilkar said it was not entertaining the appeal as it was against an interim order of the Indore bench of the MP high court, which would dispose of the matter after hearing all the parties.

Senior counsel arguing the matter included Fali Nariman, Sanjay Parikh and Prashant Bhushan. By order, dated February 08, 2017, the Supreme Court directed rehabilitation of the oustees. It said then that the oustees would have to vacate by July 31, or forcible eviction would take place.

As per the order, entire relief and rehabilitation work at the site was to be completed.

As R&R was not done as per SC judgments of 2000 and 2005 and the order, some of the oustees had filed writ petition along with 602 interveners in high court.

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