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.
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, 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
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
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
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
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
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: