New Delhi: The Delhi Excessive Courtroom on Friday allowed three eminent artists to withdraw their plea difficult the eviction notices issued by the Centre asking them to vacate the federal government lodging.
Justice Prathiba M Singh granted liberty to Mohiniyattam dancer Bharati Shivaji and Kuchipudi dancer Guru V Jayarama Rao, each Padma Shri awardees, and Banarasi Rao to once more method the court docket if the federal government fails to think about their illustration.
The court docket additionally granted time to the Centre to file response to a different petition by Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj, who was additionally served with an eviction discover in October 2020.
The excessive court docket had in December 2020 stayed the eviction notices issued to those 4 artists.
Senior advocate Prasanto Sen, representing Bharati Shivaji, Jayarama Rao and Banarasi Rao, submitted that there could also be a brand new coverage by the federal government on the problem and stated they’ll method the authorities to think about their illustration.
The court docket allowed the appliance and stated, in view of the contents of the appliance, petition is allowed to be withdrawn and is disposed of .
The excessive court docket listed the petition filed by Bijru Maharaj for additional listening to on April 19 and stated that interim order granting keep shall proceed until additional orders.
In October final yr, 27 eminent personalities most within the 50 to 90 age group, together with artists, dancers and musicians have been despatched notices by the Ministry of Housing and City Affairs, to vacate their authorities allotted lodging throughout Delhi by December 31, 2020, “failing which eviction continuing shall be initiated as per Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act”.
Among the distinguished personalities who’ve been despatched these notices are artist Jatin Das, Pt Bhajan Sopori, Pt Birju Maharaj, Rita Ganguly, Dhrupad singer Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar, Kathak professional Geetanjali Lal and Kuchipudi dancer Guru V Jayarama Rao.
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