New Delhi: In a relief to the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the Delhi High Court in an interim direction on Thursday ordered that status quo should be maintained until November 22 at the Herald House here from where the National Herald is published.
Justice Sunil Gaur’s order came on a plea filed by AJL challenging the Centre’s October 30 direction that the Herald House be vacated. The AJL alleged that the Centre was “illegally, unconstitutionally, arbitrarily and in a deliberate attempt” trying “to suppress and destroy the legacy of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru”.
The Urban Development Ministry had said that the Herald House’s 56-year-old lease to AJL had ended and asked the AJL to vacate the premises by November 15. The central government on Thursday assured the court that it would not take possession of the premise but only initiate legal proceedings to have the building vacated. (IANS)
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