Locus standi- Pulling up of buildings in deplorable state - Petition by some hotel owners - Not liable to be dismissed.

Government is not taking steps to pull down buildings which are in deplorable conditions. Buildings in question were hotels. Application by owners of some hotels in the city in the form of a public interest litigation. Not liable to be dismissed on the ground that applicants being hotel owners had business rivalry with owners of buildings in question. Applicants are residents of State at the same time having concern for safety of residents of State. [Gulshan Rai vs. State of Sikkim. AIR 1999 Sikkim 7. Malay Sengupata. (Actg.C.J.) ]