Case Analysis on Hauz Khas Eateries Case by IRAC Method

Khuloos Aziz Chawla
Amity Law School, Noida, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

The environment is the critical part of one’s life. The habitat we live in, the surroundings all of that is impactful in our live. The famous area in heart of South Delhi, that is the Hauz Khas which was once, considered as the hub of restaurants, bars, clubs cafes and eateries. The night life here was one of the most hyped. The recent case of Hauz Khas Eateries being closed on the order of high court was all over. This happened in the beginning of year 2020, in the month of February the judgement came to close approximately 120 outlets in the area. The area was one of the narrowest and the steepest. The restaurants were one on the another with no, “no objection certificate” making it not legal. There were no boilers, ventilation system, the water was also drawn from ground water without the permission of the competent authorities and no effluent plant treatment. The other problem which arose was the area was so thin, that if any emergency arises to call the fire brigade, then it would not be possible to let it in the lane. The case was earlier filed in the national green tribunal and then one writ was filed in high court followed by the public interest litigation. So, the national green tribunal also directed to close 33 eateries, rest were directed to develop effluent plant treatment before starting the outlet again and were fined too. The special committee was also established by the same court to supervise and monitor the working. The case study mainly focuses on the environmental issues associated along with the analysis of environmental laws being infringed. Lastly, the conclusion is drawn towards to help the unemployed people due to this decision by creating an environment friendly eatery hub.


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