The process of land acquisition for the proposed Integrated MultiModal Logistic Hub(IMLH) at the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation's (HSIIDC) growth center at Bawal, had started in the year 2012. Farmers have refused to part with their land when the previous Congress government started acquiring land for the project in 2011. It was to be developed as part of the DelhiMumbai industrial corridor over 3,664 acres in the Bawal Assembly Segment. In the meantime, some farmers moved the high court against the land acquisition and they got a stay order in June 2014. Later, the High Court vacated the stay while disposing of a petition filed by nearly 40 farmers, pleading that they wanted to give their land for the project. The stay was not vacated on the land of those farmers who opposed land acquisition and were the applicants in the earlier case. However, as the stay was vacated in one case, the state government resumed the land acquisition process, prompting farmers to restart their agitation. Significantly, the BJP had at that time supported the farmers and promised that of not acquiring their land if it came to power in Haryana. Nevertheless, it continued with the land acquisition process by serving notices under section 9 of the act on 7th November 2014. Despite the protests, Haryana government on 3 December, 2014, announced the development of ILMH at Bawal. However, as the government failed to persuade the protesting farmers to accept the compensation it offered, the state government On 23 December 2014 dropped the ILMH project but continued with other projects under the DelhiMumbai industrial corridor.
Demand for more compensation than promised, Refusal to give up land for the project
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws
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:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Punjab and Haryana High Court
CWP No. 10950 of 2013, CWP No. 24440 of 2014
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Advocacy (for inclusion in courts), Complaints, petitions, memorandums to officials , Protests/marches
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Government of Haryana, HSIIDC
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?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
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