The conflict is over a 49.18 bigha land in Mautabran village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. This land is divided between three different parties. According to land records, 7.08 bigha land is registered in the name of a graveyard, 2.02 bigha is for Bhatia Samaj (a Hindu community) and the rest 40.08 bigha is for municipal corporation of Jaisalmer. In 2013, members of Bhatia Samaj moved High Court alleging that the members of Muslim community have expanded the graveyard beyond the land dimensions allotted to them. The court constituted a committee to check the allegation. The committee found that the graveyard exceeded the limit. Subsequently, the members of Muslim community moved to Supreme Court which ordered a stay and asked to maintain status quo. On July 3, 2017, when some members of the Muslim community went to the graveyard to bury a dead body, people of Bhatia Samaj objected saying that the matter is still pending in the court. District collector Kailash Chandra Meena said that the matter is subjudice. "It is a communally sensitive matter. We are dealing with it in a best possible manner," said Meena.
Demand for better access to common land/resources, Demand to retain/protect access to common land/resources
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
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:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
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:
Nagar Palika, Jaisalmer
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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
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Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
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