More than 200 families under the jurisdiction of the Kadabi Village Panchayat in Belagavi district have refused to accept an eviction notice sent by the deputy commissioner of Belagavi.
On May 24, 2014, the village residents received a letter stating that the 15-acre land on which they were residing belonged to the government. The families claim that they had settled in the area decades ago as migrants and have documents to prove the same.
Panchayat Development Officer Suvarna Gowri B. said, "Within the limit of our panchayat, around 100 acres of land belong to the government. Even though the people have documents to prove that they have been living there for decades, it is illegal to build a house on government land."
The residents had submitted a petition to the deputy tehsildar's office a year ago but till date have not received any response.
Demand/Contention of the Affected Community
Demand for legal recognition of land rights
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Kadabi Village Panchayat
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Out of Court
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Objections as part of official procedures , Land occupation
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