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Mumbai slum project gets nod from Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has paved the way for its subsidiary to carry out a slum rehabilitation project in about 113,321.54 square meters in the Cuffe Parade area.

Mumbai slum project gets nod from Bombay HC
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As per reports, the Bombay High Court has paved the way for its subsidiary to carry out a slum rehabilitation project in about 113,321.54 square meters in the Cuffe Parade area near the World Trade Centre in South Mumbai.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Bombay HC noticed that the slum dwellers have been waiting for rehabilitation for over two decades as such schemes are implemented to mitigate the hardship of the slum dwellers.

A division bench of justice Nitin Jadhav and justice Milind Jadhav heard the petition challenging the decision of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) to assign the redevelopment project to Precaution Properties Pvt Ltd. The petition was filed by Dyna Estate Pvt Ltd and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagar Sahakari Griha Nirman Sanstha, both represented by senior advocate Birendra Saraf.

On the other hand, in recent developments, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay HC has held that the rule which did away with regional reservations in Maharashtra for admissions to undergraduate courses in medical, is valid.

The court further stated that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is based on the concept of one nation, and aims to provide admissions to students based on merit only. Moreover, the bench further added that while regional reservations were the need as per a Supreme Court (SC) judgement in 1986, with development and advancement, regional reservations would be counter-productive.

A division bench of justice SV Gangapurwala and justice Shrikant Kulkarni, while hearing petitions filed by eight students aspiring to pursue medical education, was informed that the September 9 decision of the government to set aside regional reservations was not valid as it was announced after the admission process was initiated, and should be kept aside.

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