PIL On Joshimath Sinking Mentioned In Supreme Court

Religious leader Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has approached the Supreme Court of India through a Public Interest Litigation pertaining to the recent land sinking incidents in Joshimath.

The PIL seeks for Joshimath to be declared as a National Disaster and directs the NDMA to actively support the residents of Joshimath. The plea has also prayed for financial assistance and compensation to the residents of Joshimath. The matter was mentioned before a bench comprising CJI DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha.

The matter was not otherwise listed today in the mentioned list. When the counsel made an out-of-list mentioning of the matter seeking urgent listing tomorrow, CJI DY Chandrachud stated–

Joshimath has been declared a ‘sinking zone’ in the wake of continuing land subsidence, with several homes and roads developing cracks over the last few days, driving residents outdoors and triggering fear. Over 60 families living in damaged houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres.

Source: livelaw

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