Government Orders Over 100 Families in Bengaluru Rural District To Evacuate Land

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Elizabeth ManiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

June 10, 2021

Location of Conflict

Bylanarasapura

Bengaluru Rural

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Land Use

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People Affected by Conflict

480

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

13

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Starting Year

2014

State

Karnataka

Sector

Land Use

More than 100 families living on 32 acres of government land in Bylanarasapura village in Hoskote district face the threat of eviction. On December 2, 2014, the state government sent a notice to the villagers claiming ownership over the land. The government has not divulged any information on what it plans to do with the land, nor has it demolished any houses in the area. However, the sudden notice has put the residents on edge, who have been living here for many decades. They claim that they have been paying property tax and have documents to prove the same. When LCW asked Munivenkataswamy, panchayat development officer for the Bylanarasapura Village Council, about the situation, he said, "The villagers have built houses on government land. Although it is our responsibility to provide electricity and water to the residents, we will have to cooperate with the authorities if they want to evacuate them." The families, however, have refused to vacate and are demanding title deeds from the government. In 2017, they submitted an application to the tehsildar's office under Sections 94C and 94CC of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act requesting the allocation of title deeds. The application is yet to be reviewed.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for legal recognition of land rights, Refusal to give up land for the project

Region Classification

Urban and Rural

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

  1. Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964

    Sections 39: Eviction of illegal unauthorised occupants of land; Section 94C: Grant of Land in case of construction of dwelling house in occupied land in urban areaGrant of Land in case of construction of dwelling house in occupied land; Section 94CC:

  2. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971

    Section 4: Issue of notice to show cause against order of eviction

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

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Out of Court

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Revenue Department

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Documented By

Elizabeth Mani

Reviewed By

Elizabeth Mani

Updated By

Elizabeth Mani

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