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State biggest land grabber, says apex court

Tuesday July 05, 2011 06:13:02 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that the state was the biggest land grabber, depriving farmers of their livelihood for generations.

The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly said that farmers' lands were being acquired in the name of public interest and being given to builders to construct luxury houses, which had nothing to do with the requirement of the common man.

The court made the comment during the hearing on a batch of petitions by a number of builders challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict that quashed the takeover of land in three villages of Shahberi, Surajpur and Gulistanpur in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida. The land was taken over by invoking emergency provisions of the Land Acquisition Act.

Justice Singhvi said farmers deprived of livelihood after the acquisition of their lands were left with two options - either to live in slums or to take recourse to criminal activities which we get to witness everyday.

The hearing would continue Wednesday.


 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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