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 for rehabilitation, Demand for legal recognition of land rights
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
Has the Conflict Ended?
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
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:
Forced evictions/ Dispossession of Land, Lack of legal protection over land rights
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
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