On October 10, 2017, hundreds of farmers protested against the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) for failing to fulfil its commitment after it acquired land in villages nine years ago near Dhahej in Bhruch. They blocked the BharuchDahej road, disrupting road traffic for several hours. The farmers demanded employment for those who lost their land when the GIDC was set up by the government as well as for the local people Discussion was initiated, and the farmers were sent back, but no action has been taken since. The protest lasted only for a day and normal traffic resumed on the BharuchDahej after over five hours. The land acquisition itself was strongly opposed and resisted for a while before the farmers had to let their lands go. However, today, apart from the demand to be compensated, the farmers are also open to getting their land back from the GIDC. This particularly came about when, in September 2016, the Supreme Court set a precedent by ordering the handover of governmentacquired Tata Nano land back to the owners owing to governmentcorporate conspiracies that involved the former acquiring land for the benefit of the latter. Meanwhile, the GIDC has allotted its land to industrial estates. As of April 2021, it imposed a 15 per cent increase in allotment prices, surprising and earning criticisms from industry associations. The move is likely to hamper economic growth and investments, which are the primary objectives of the project, while keeping the displaced farmers uncompensated.
Demand for employment, Demand for promised compensation
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws, Case 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:
Out of Court
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
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:
Bharatiya Janata Party
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation
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
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: