Delhi Riot Victims | Del HC | GNCTD will provide assistance and dry ration to riot victims in case of need

Delhi High Court: A Division Bench of Sanjeev Sachdeva and Navin Chawla, JJ.  addressed the petition with an action report being submitted pursuant to — Shaikh Mujtaba Farooq v. Union of India,  2020 SCC OnLine Del 49, decided on 30-03-2020.

It was submitted that Mr Kishan, Section Officer in District Magistrate’s Office was appointed as Nodal Officer to deal specifically with 275 riot affected families.

Senior counsel, Mr Gonsalves appearing for the petitioner submitted that Nodal Officer as well as the medical officers were in touch with representatives of the 275 families.

Adding to his contention, he submits that, some of the family members may not have ration cards as all their belongings were destroyed when their houses were burnt. In addition to cooked food some free ration is needed and accordingly they shall be approaching the nodal officer and expressing their requirements.

Senior Counsel expressed his concern with regard to the cleanliness of the areas.

Abhinav Aggarwal, Standing Counsel appearing for the East Delhi Municipal Corporation submits that two Community Centres have been made available by the Corporation to the GNCTD, which could be used as relief camps to accommodate the families of the riot victims, if required.

He added that, efforts are being made to ensure cleanliness in the area as well as cleaning of the drain with the present limited resources.

Rahul Mehra, on behalf of GNCTD stated with regard to the ration cards having being destroyed , if family members approached the nodal officer he will look into the said aspect.

Nodal officer is directed to look into the said aspect, if approached by the family members and ensure that in case dry ration is required by any of these families, the same is provided to them as per their entitlement.

Thus, looking at present situation of support and needs of the riot victims being taken care of, Court stated that no further orders are called for.

We expect that the Nodal and Medical officers shall continue to take proactive steps and provide help to these families in the manner that they are presently providing.

Matter to be listed on 04-05-2020 [Shaikh Mujtaba Farooq v. Union of India,  2020 SCC OnLine Del 497, decided on 03-04-2020]

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