Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 22, Sep 2014 01:36 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Time has come for religious leaders to be "more active": Dalai Lama
A lone protester sentenced to 10 years in prison
WeChat leads to arrest of two Tibetans
Tibet raised at the 27th session of UN Human Rights Council
Tibetan activists protest Xi in Delhi
TYC activists storm Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as Xi begins India tour
Sixty Tibetan students detained in Baroda, Gujurat
Eight RTYC chapters reject TYC resolution to cancel membership
Ngodup Tsering appointed as new Education Minister, Reshuffle in TGiE
Tibetan Parliament discusses Xi’s visit to India
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives in McLeod Ganj from Germany, Aug. 28, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a candle light vigil to pay tribute to the 5 Tibetans who died of injury sustained  in a firing on unarmed protesters demanding the release of a local chief of Shukpa village on Aug. 12. McLeod Ganj, August 20, 2014/Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
Rescue workers gather around a mangled remains of a bus that plunged down a deep gorge on a mountain pass near Machu County. The bus was plying from Machu County to Tsoe town.  8 people have died, and 20 others were injured. Aug. 7, 2014/Tibet Times
more photos »
Advertisement
Majnu-ka-Tilla finally gets Court Notice on Demolition
Phayul[Thursday, June 15, 2006 14:59]
The notice has finally come and the alarm bells have started ringing. Following the demolition threat, the residents of Majnu-ka-Tilla Tibetan refugee settlement in Delhi are a tense lot. According to sources, the settlement has been served a court notice informing them of the need to demolish all structures that comes within the area designated for the expansion of the highway and the Delhi government's much-publicised project for cleaning and beautification of the Yamuna river area.

The notice specifies that the Delhi government needs 300 meters of land beginning "from the edge of the river" which, in other words, indicates that the whole of the settlement which - has served as a commercial hub and a major transit point for exile Tibetans travelling in and out of India - would be reduced to dust if the Tibetans fail to turn things around in their favour. As for the expansion of the Highway no. 45 which runs parallel to the settlement, the notice said the expressway project would consume land worth 150 feet from "the centre of the road from either side of the road", sources told Phayul.

Efforts, however, are in full swing to obtain judicial relief for the beleaguered residents. Meetings are being held among the local authorities of the Tibetan exiles in Delhi including exile Tibetan parliamentarians and local leaders. It is not yet known what sort of means are being employed to help the residents out of the problem. Attempts to get further information proved futile as majority of those contacted refused to divulge the details saying the situation was too sensitive and premature to do so.

But a prominent resident of the settlement, speaking on the condition of anonimity, said the notice in question was served to the settlement collectively and thus could not be considered seriously. He also told Phayul that the notice must be issued individually to each and every family whose house would be demolished under the new project.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
You can not challenege rule of law!! (vox_pop_75)
Save MT (Lastman)
Compensation and relocation (calibhumo)
a grim reminder (codebreaker)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Three Tibetan women arrested in Lhasa
Railway to transport Tibet's Rich mineral water resources to China
Majnu-ka-Tilla finally gets Court Notice on Demolition
Buddhist Cultural Festival in Russia
Saga Dawa Festival 2006 in London
Letter from China: An ideology of control reeling out of control
China replaces local exec over Olympic corruption charges
Tibetans lobby US Congressmen to award Dalai Lama the Gold Medal
Dalai Lama: don't forget Tibet
Tibetan Resistance in Mustang: A Son's Account
Geneva Rally to appeal new Human Rights Council on Tibet
In Africa, China Trade Brings Growth, Unease
Tibetan Poet's Interactive Poetry Demo CD released
Following a Nun's trail
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement