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Authorities see no! Speak no! Hear no! Attitude, takes 41 lives!


Authorities see no! Speak no! Hear no! Attitude, takes 41 lives!
  • 41 people dead, while 25 rescued in an incidence of building collapse on 21st Sep
  • NDRF deployed for rescue work at Jilani Building at Bhiwandi city in Thane
  • The incident took place at 3:00am when most residents were in house and asleep
  • Three days later Bombay High Court took Suo Motto cognisance
  • Bombay High Court termed it as ‘A Very Serious Incident’
  • The Court referred to Several Media Reports and called it “unfortunate”
  • Despite several notices from Municipal Authorities, no action was taken to evacuate it.

ILLEGALITY! IGNORANCE! INCOMPETENCE

  • Owner Sayyed Ahmed Jilani was noticed to vacate the building due to its tumbledown situation
  • Last such notice was issued on February 2020
  •  Building was constructed in 1984, way before the formation of Municipal Corporation
  • Two more illegal floors were constructed at a later stage
  • No action had been taken by the civic authorities over the years.

RIGHT TO LIVE SAFE IS CONSTITUTIONAL

  • "Every citizen has a right to live in a safe Building and safe Environment" court stated.
  • Added that "Constitutional Right under Art.21 must be protected"
  • Ward officers instructed to take timely steps to prevent similar incidents in future
  • Notice issued to Municipal Corporations and the State of Maharashtra, next hearing on 15th October 2020.

DEAF AUTHORITIES! DEAD VICTIMS!

  • Bhiwandi: 500 illegal buildings constructed in last 5 years
  • Lack of quality construction inputs and design leading to loss of life on regular basis
  • Nearly 74 lives lost in 2013Mumbra building collapse
  • 75 lives lost in Thane in the last 25 years, due to collapse of nearly 16 buildings
  • Ignorant Municipal Authorities, poor infrastructure contributing to rising death toll
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