Following High Court Order, People Relocated from Shastri Nagar Graveyard

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

September 14, 2021

Location of Conflict



Reason or Cause of Conflict

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

Communal clashes



People Affected by Conflict


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Land Use

The conflict began in the year 1997 in Jaipur's Shastri Nagar Graveyard when the authorities tired to evacuate illegal settlements there. In December that year, communal clashes broke out between the residents and Muslims (the graveyard was under Waqf board) in which eight people were killed and nearly 100 were injured.
According to Waqf board, Shastri Nagar Graveyard is spread over 40 bighas of land, of which 6.17 bighas land was occupied by 135 families to build homes. The high court ordered to rehabilitate the families from there and remove their constructions. Subsequently, in August 2018, the slum dwellers were relocated to Anand Lok in the city. While several households resisted to shift, the authorities had used force to evict them. The conflict has ended.

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Type of Land


Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?


When did it end?

August, 2018

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Central/State Government Policy, Land Reform Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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

Legal Status:

In 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

Case Number

Civil Writ Petition 390/2015; Civil Writ Petition No. 11906 of 2008

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:


Whether criminal law was used against protestors

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Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

December 1, 1997

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Jaipur Municipal Corporation, Jaipur Development Authority, Waqf Board

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Ashish Gaur

Reviewed By

Ashish Gaur

Updated By

Ashish Gaur

Edited By

Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

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