After High Court Order, UP Government De-notifies Land Acquired for Industrial Estate in Ghaziabad

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Rama Shanker SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

August 5, 2021

Location of Conflict

Loni

Ghaziabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

UPSIDC Uttar Pradesh

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People Affected by Conflict

400

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

42

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Starting Year

1973

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

In 1973, 42 hectares of land were acquired by the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) in Loni and Noor Nagar, Ghaziabad. It is alleged that UPSIDC neither acquired the land, nor paid compensation to the landowners. In 2015, the Allahabad High Court has slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore on the Uttar Pradesh government for acting "in gross violation" of an order regarding a piece of land in Ghaziabad district, physical possession of which was not taken even four decades after it was acquired. The order came on a petition filed by Surendra. The title of the land is in UPSIDCs name in the Land Registry office. The court observed that UP State Industrial Development Corporation does not require the land. So the state should have exempted the land from acquisition. "When the land is not required by the acquiring body, the question of proceeding any further under the Act of 2013 does not arise. Prima facie, the impugned order is in gross violation of the direction of this court. A heavy cost is required to be imposed upon the state," the court ordered. Subsequently, the state government denotified the land from acquisition. The court also recalled its order imposing cost.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Complaint against procedural violations, Demand for legal recognition of land rights

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

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Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

October, 2016

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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:

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Allahabad High court

Case Number

WRIT C: 40753 of 2016

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

UPSIDC AND STATE GOVERNMENT

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Reviewed By

Rama Shanker Singh

Updated By

Rama Shanker Singh

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