New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued notices in various newspapers regarding demolition of 12,000 houses in Tughlakabad.

These notices were put up in the areas as well but angry residents had torn them apart. The ASI notification reads that people should demolish their houses or the department will have to take a stern action.

Angered and worried over the notices, the people living in the areas met Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Shailja and Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna. But, they have still not been assured of any action in this regard. They have learnt that the leaders cannot to do much as the case pertains to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court on September 8 had ordered demolishing of dwelling units within eight weeks. The Apex Court directed the ASI to remove all encroachments on "the walls, gateways, bastions and internal buildings of both inner and outer citadel of Tughlakabad Fort in Tughluqabad village".

JPN/Bureau