Ahmedabad Residents Protest Encroachment of Land Meant for Playground by Nirma Foundation

Reported by

Aditi Patil

Published on

January 22, 2017

January 22, 2017

Updated on

January 22, 2017

Location of Conflict

Bodakdev

Ahmedabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Education

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People Affected by Conflict

94547

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

6

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Starting Year

2003

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

A 6,301 square metre plot of land in the Bodakdev area in Ahmedabad was allotted to the Nirma Education and Research Foundation by the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) in July 2003. The allotted plot was to be used as a playground. The residents around the area say that the school has violated a condition of the AUDA that says no permanent structure should be built in the allotted land. They have accused the school of building a parking space for nearly 100 cars and constructing several concrete structures, including a ninefeet high wall around the periphery of the car parking to prevent people from entering in. The residents say that the plot was to be used as playground during school hours and as a public space rest of the time. They filed a PIL at the Gujarat high court but there was no response. In December 2016, former MLA Kanu Kalsariya joined agitators to protest the school's encroachment of the playground. On January 9, 2017, the residents organised a protest walk. Though the police refused permission, they walked around five kilometres from Nirma Vidyavihar to Ahmedabad International School to let people know about the encroachment. The issue remains unaddressed.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand to retain/protect access to common land/resources

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Opposition against contravention of AUDA guidelines

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

General Development Control Regulations, 2017
Clause 4.1.5 [Grant or refusal of a development]
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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:

No items found.

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

High Court of Gujarat

Case Number

PIL No 272 of 2016

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Protests/marches

Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Ahmedabad Urban 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:

Nirma Vidyavihar

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Kanu Kalsaria

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