200 Families in Belagavi District in Karnataka Live in Fear of Eviction

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Elizabeth ManiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Yarazarvi Saudatti Taluk

Belagavi

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Land Use

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People Affected by Conflict

960

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

6

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Starting Year

2014

State

Karnataka

Sector

Land Use

During 2010-2011, around 200 families under the jurisdiction of the Yarazarvi Village Assembly in Saudatti tehsil were allotted 15 acres of land by the tehsildar for building houses after they submitted a request for the same. Documents stating their ownership rights were handed over to them as well. But on March 22, 2014, the state government sent a notice to the families stating that the land belonged to the government. When LCW asked Munivenkataswamy, the development officer of the village, about the situation, he said, "Since the government has sent a notice, the residents are scared of demolition. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to help because the Village Assembly has nothing to do with the land; it was given to the villagers by the tehsildar." The families, meanwhile, continue to live in the area in fear of eviction.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for legal recognition of land rights

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Urban and Rural

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Village Panchayat

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Elizabeth Mani

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Elizabeth Mani

Updated By

Elizabeth Mani

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