Important matters heard by the Delhi High Court on February 1, Wednesday: * HC observed that the national capital is losing its forest cover “drastically” and “injustice” is being done to nature.
* HC has been informed by the state government that funds were released by it as food security allowance for children when the schools were closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
* HC directed the Delhi chief secretary to hold a meeting with other authorities to discuss a comprehensive resettlement plan for Tughlaqabad village residents who are facing eviction for illegally encroaching upon land of Tughlaqabad Fort area.
* HC has expressed displeasure over an “unhealthy pattern” of government authorities, state departments and corporations not filing replies and status reports on petitions in time and warned them of imposing costs if time schedule for pleadings is not adhered to.
* HC has directed implementation of Delhi State Legal Services Authority’s (DSLSA) scheme for appointment of para-legal volunteers across all police stations. PTI SKV DIV DIV
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