Farmers in Telangana's Medak District Demand Ownership of Agricultural Land

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Shivam Mogha

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Published on

August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018

Updated on

August 22, 2018

Location of Conflict

Papannapet Mandal

Medak

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Communal/Ethnic Conflict

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People Affected by Conflict

566

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

578

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Starting Year

1948

State

Telangana

Sector

Land Use

Farmers of more than 100 households in Papannapet village, which falls under Papannapet tehsil in Medak district, are demanding ownership rights over land that they have been cultivating and living in for more than four generations, according to a news report. The farmers claim that 1,429 acres of land in the village was allotted to Sadashiva Reddy during colonial rule. In 1939, about seven families from Papannapet assisted him in field work, and in 1948, a few of these households received 38E certificates under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, which is equivalent to getting land registered in their names. However, they still do not own the lands because they are registered in the names of Sadashiva Reddy and his son, Narayana Reddy. In June 2018, the farmers protested in front of the Mandal Revenue Office (MRO), demanding the registration of the lands in their possession in their name and the issuance of _patta _certificates. The underlying issue is that, since they do not own the lands, they require permission from the family of Narayana Reddy, who now owns 1,100 acres of the land, for constructing utilities. The family's refusal to permit construction has prohibited them from building roads, wells and walls in the village. The MRO officer could not act because a land ceiling case about the legality of one person owning more than 50 acres of land has been pending in court for several years. Unless a judgement is delivered, the ownership of the lands cannot be ascertained, and the wells, walls and roads in Papannapet will remain unconstructed.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for legal recognition of land rights

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

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 Ceiling Laws, Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Irrigation Act, 1357 F.
Section 38E [Ownership of lands held by protected tenants to stand transferred to them from a notified date]
Andhra Pradesh Land Reforms (Ceiling On Agricultural Holdings) Act, 1973
Section 5 [Standard holding for different classes of lands and computation]
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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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Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Supreme Court of India

Case Number

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

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:

Mandal Revenue Department

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Raja Narender Reddy, a former zamindar

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