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.
Complaint against procedural violations, Demand for legal recognition of land rights
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)
Allahabad High court
WRIT C: 40753 of 2016
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)
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
UPSIDC AND STATE GOVERNMENT
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: