Bullet train project: Palghar farmers move HC, contest state govt’s power to acquire land

Two farmers from Palghar have moved the Bombay High Court contesting the Maharashtra government’s power to acquire land for the construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor and challenged the constitutionality of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2018. Read more

Courtesy: Indian Express

Mapping Violence in the Lives of Adivasi Women

The Adivasi women of Jharkhand negotiate with power structures within the family system and society, and are further entrapped in gender hegemonies that are part of larger shifts in the political economy. Their lived experiences in the urban and rural landscape of Ranchi, a Schedule V district under the Constitution, and an analysis of the enforcement of legal machinery in removing or tightening the existing disparities provide crucial insights into the sociolegal realities of the lives of Adivasi women, thereby mapping their everyday experiences of violence and the means available to address their issues. Read more

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Bullet train: Final hearing in Gujarat HC from Oct 12

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Thursday decided that it would start final hearing from October 12 on petitions challenging the state government’s notification for land acquisition for the ambitious Bullet train project.

A bench of Chief Justice R S Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi also issued notice to the Centre, the state government and other concerned authorities in response to 30 new petitions filed by farmers from Navsari, Surat and Bharuch districts. They have objected to the land acquisition process and insisted that the land acquisition process should have been initiated according to the provisions of the 2013 central act, and not under the amended law by Gujarat government. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

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