Expansion of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal-3 Displaces 122 Dalit Families

Reported by

Eleonora Fanari

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February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017

Updated on

February 6, 2017

Location of Conflict

Nangal Dewat

South West Delhi

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Airport

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People Affected by Conflict

283

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

25

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Starting Year

2007

State

Delhi

Sector

Infrastructure

In 2007, around 122 Dalit families were displaced from the Nangal Dewat village for the expansion of the New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal3. While 63 families were provided with alternative accommodation in the Rangpuri Pahari area, 59 households were still waiting for their rehabilitation in 2017. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) had acquired 63 acres of land back in 1972 to build the terminal. As per media reports, the families protested in front of the AAI office in Jor Bagh in 2017, demanding the allotment of land they were promised as compensation. Taking cognizance of the protests, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a notice to the Delhi government, stated that the reports about the Dalit families failing to receive rehabilitation, even after nine years, were painful and indicative of grave violation of human rights and alleged that the families have been facing discrimination due to their caste. "One such family, who relocated to another locality, was denied cremation as the deceased was a Dalit from a different village. Expenditure on rented accommodation has put them under financial burden in addition to other expenses, such as school fees of their chidlren," the NHRC stated in a press release on January 23, 2017. The NHRC also issued a notice to the AAI chairperson and asked for reports from the Delhi government and the AAI within six weeks.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for promised land

Demand for rehabilitation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

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

Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Sections 4 and 6 [Notifications for the acquisition of land for a public purpose are to be made as per the provisions of these sections]; Section 11A [An award shall be made by the Collector regarding the land sought to be acquired within a period of two years from the date of publication of a notification under Section 4]; Section 31(1) [On making of an award, the Collector shall pay compensation to the entitled persons or deposit the amount in court]; Section 31(3) [The Collector may, with prior sanction of the government, make an arrangement for the affected families to receive other lands in place of monetary compensation]
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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:

No items found.

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Disposed

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Yes

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

High Court of Delhi

Case Number

W.P.(C.) No. 481/1982; Letters Patent Appeal No. 441 of 2007; W.P.(C.) No. 9103 of 2009

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

Other harassment

Displacement

Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

No

Reported Details of the Violation:

One Dalit family that relocated to another locality after the acquisition was denied cremation as the deceased was a Dalit from a different village.

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Development of a network or collective

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Airports Authority of India

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Nangal Dewat Residents Welfare Association

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