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Hearing on Rajeev Camp Slum On 6th July

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court will hear a petition on July 6 which challenges the eviction of slum dwellers of Rajeev Camp. 
The petitioners — dislocated slum dwellers — claimed that the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and Relocation Poliy, 2015 was discriminatory as the residents were found to be ineligible on the sole ground that they did not possess Voter ID Cards. 
Robin R. David, appearing on behalf of the Petitioners, submitted that the slum dwellers despite possessing other valid proof of residence in Rajeev Camp prior to the cut-off date of 01.01.2015, were held ineligible for allotment and relocation on the sole ground that they did not possess Voter ID cards. The evicted slum dwellers claimed that on account of the eviction and demolition, they were forced to live in make-shift tents without water, sanitation, medical facilities, electricity and other basic necessities which are endangering their health and especially children’s?.

By TIS Staffer
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