ED resumes the search at the Herald House after the arrival of Kong leader Kharge

Security personnel at the Parliament building during the ongoing monsoon session in New Delhi. (PTI)

The Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to proceed with the demolition of unauthorized jhuggis in the Yamuna flood plains only in consultation with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), stating that people should not “do it with a bulldozer ‘ can be evicted from their doorsteps early in the morning or late at night without notice, leaving them completely vulnerable’.

Judge Subramonium Prasad said the DDA’s action to remove overnight a person they allege was an intruder from their residence could not be accepted. “Such persons must be given a reasonable period of time and be provided with a temporary place to stay before beginning demolition work,” the court said, while directing the DDA to allow residents ample time to make alternative arrangements .

‘I don’t know what will happen but I feel safer’: More Afghan Sikhs arrive in India

Amarjeet hugged his older brother Jagjeet who had just arrived at Delhi airport from Afghanistan and said: “I’ve been waiting for him for a year now. We have always been together and I will never leave my brother. There he suffered greatly. I will help him and his children find work here.” Jagjeet, who owned a department store in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and his sons were among at least 28 Afghan Sikhs evacuated to India on Wednesday.

The evacuation was made possible by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandak Committee (SGPC) in coordination with the India World Forum and the government. Concerns about the safety of Sikhs in Afghanistan have risen since the June attack on a gurdwara in Kabul that killed two people. SGPC officials said around 65 to 70 people have been evacuated recently and more will be brought to India once their visa applications are approved and planes arranged.

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