Anadapur-Chowbaga land conflict

Reported by

Mitali Biswas

Published on

October 15, 2016

October 15, 2016

Updated on

October 15, 2016

Location of Conflict

Madurdaha

Kolkata

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

350

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

59

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Starting Year

1970

State

West Bengal

Sector

Infrastructure

The Chowbaga land belonged to zamindars. The government had taken it over after the zamindari system was abolished but the original owners challenged the move in the 1970s. However, in March 2016, a division bench of the high court ruled in favour of the government. But occupants of this land are saying that previous Leftfront government gave pattas to them for farming. Around 350 families depend on this land. After recent court ruling, government officials tried to plant pegs to formally mark the land, without giving any legal notice to occupants. The villagers uprooted the pegs, saying they have legal barga certificates, issued by the Left government in the 1987. They are demanding if the government wants to take over the land they need to sit with them and discuss the compensation package. Current valuation of the land is estimated around Rs 4,350 crore, at Rs 30 crore an acre.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

No items found.

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

4350

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Year of Estimation

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Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

KMDA, TMC goverment

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