Khadda Basti Residents Evicted, Moved to Housing Scheme After Supreme Court Court Order

Reported by

Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

September 14, 2021

Location of Conflict

Jaipur

Jaipur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Encroachment by Non-Right Holders (Other than Caste-Based)

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People Affected by Conflict

2563

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

1

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Starting Year

2011

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Land Use

At Khadda Basti, an informal settlement in Jaipur, nonright holders have encroached on the land meant for Saket Colony residents for years. Most of the residents work as labourers and domestic workers. In 2011, members of Saket Vikas Colony Samiti moved the high court after Jaipur Development Authority could not get the land vacated. When high court directed the state government to get the land vacated, the matter moved to Supreme Court as settlers insisted for regularisation of land. Supreme Court also upheld High Court order and ordered to 534 households to move to a government affordable housing scheme in Paldi Meena, five kilometers away. The court directed the government to to get the land vacated and auction 55 plots located on it. Following the court orders, in October 2017, all the houses in the Khadda Basti were razed. A few religious structures were left intact. The Basti residents relocated to Paldi Meena and Jaisinghpura Khor areas in Jaipur. However, there are complaints of lack of basic amenities at these sites.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for rehabilitation, Demand for legal recognition of land rights

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

300

Type of investment:

Investment Expected

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Central/State Government Policy, Case Laws, Land Reform Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

Yes

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:

Forced evictions/ Dispossession of Land, Lack of legal protection over land rights

Legal Status:

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)

Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench

Case Number

Civil Writ Petition Nos. 7101 of 2011 and 8325 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

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Jaipur Development Authority

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:

Saket Colony Vikas Samiti

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Documented By

Ashish Gaur

Reviewed By

Ashish Gaur

Updated By

Ashish Gaur

Edited By

Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch
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