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Redevelopment dissenters can be kept away from housing society: Bombay HC

Redevelopment dissenters can be kept away from housing society: Bombay HC

In a stern warning to those who keep objecting to redevelopment projects in the city, the Bombay high court slammed one set of such “incessant objectors” and barred them from society membership till final possession of the new flats in Wadala. This is the first such order where the court has directed that, though eligible for rehabilitation, a bunch of 30-odd former occupants from among nearly 250 in a row of chawls on a large tract of land in Wadala, cannot be made members of the cooperative housing society unless the project gets completed and everyone is handed possession of permanent new houses. It suggested that a new rule be formulated to deprive such “incessant objectors” from all benefits, including rehabilitation eligibility.