Hundreds of Huntments were demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in accordance with the order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday near Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Metro Station ( Chilla Khadar Village) , Activists present on the incident claimed that the authorities demolished the huntments without any prior notice or any initiation. The officials carried out the demolition and about 200-300 slums were demolished as ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT)." Recently, NGT passed an order for the management of floodplains and in accordance with the order the entire area has to be demolished for the plantation and development of wetlands".
A statement by the member of Housing and Land Rights network said " About 15-20 bulldozers came and stated doing the demolition in the afternoon and they were finished within four hours". The residents are planning to file a petition in Delhi High Court and were threatened by the authorities to leave the place by December otherwise they fear that the authorities will again return to clear out their belongings. Subedar Singh Yadav, who has been living in the village for five decades, said, “The officials just came and told us that they would demolish our houses. They did not let us take out our belongings,” said Yadav, who lives with his family of six in the village. DDA same the villagers knew regarding the cases since it's been happening for years.
For 16-year-old Rahul Kumar, these things make little sense. “I was in my coaching when I got a call from my mother that our house was being razed,” he said. The class twelve student, United Nations agency are going to be showing for his boards this year through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), same he would be missing out on his studies. “I can’t even find my books which were provided to me by an NGO. They are all under the debris. There is nothing left in our house,” he said.