Why SC stayed HC’s order asking Gujarat govt to take back land allotted to Adani & restore to village | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court issued a keep on Wednesday towards a Gujarat excessive court docket orderdirecting the state authorities to finalize the method of reclaiming roughly 108 hectares of grazing land allotted to an Adani Group subsidiary close to Mundra port in 2005.
The court docket had requested the federal government on July 5 to restore the land to a Kutch village, virtually 19 years afterit was allotted to Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ).
“Issue notice. Stay of impugned order,” the bench comprising B R Gavai and Okay V Viswanathan mentioned including that the order was required to be stayed in curiosity of justice.
“Taking note of the affidavit of the Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, State of Gujarat, we require the concerned authority/officers to complete the process of resumption in accordance with law,” the Gujarat HC had mentioned on July 5.
In June 2005, components of the grazing land from 16 villages, together with Navinal village in Mundra taluka, Kutch, totaling 231 out of 276 acres, had been allotted to APSEZ by the state authorities.
The residents of Navinal village felt the results in 2010 when APSEZ began to enclose the land with fences. A 12 months later, Navinal’s villagers, together with different Mundra villages, approached the excessive court docket, arguing that they had been left with solely 45 acres, insufficient for his or her cattle wants.
Following the villagers’ plea, the state authorities pledged in 2014 to allocate 387 hectares of grazing land to Navinal. The dedication, nonetheless, was not fulfilled.
In 2015, the state authorities filed a petition for overview within the excessive court docket, arguing that solely 17 hectares of land had been realistically out there for allocation to the panchayat.
The state authorities later urged allocating the remaining land, positioned roughly seven kilometers away. However, villagers objected, arguing it was impractical for his or her cattle to journey such a protracted distance.
On July 5, an affidavit was submitted informing the bench that the state authorities has opted to reclaim roughly 108 hectares or 266 acres of grazing land beforehand allotted to APSEZ.


Nilesh Desai
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