Land laws not being implemented properly: SC Judge

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on March 28, 2015

Supreme Court Judge, Justice Anil R Dave has called for simplification of land laws in the country. The land laws were not being properly implemented in the country. For many in rural and tribal areas, everything was lost if they were deprived of rights of on the land.

“There is an urgent need for simplifying land legislature for the sake of people,” he said here on Saturday.

He made this observation while addressing a meet at NALSAR (Law university) here on ‘Land problems of poor and tribal: Need for support mechanisms.’ Justice Dave observed that one third of the disputes were due to the land. He asked paralegal practitioners to help the rural poor in getting back their land rights.

The Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad and Chancellor of NALSAR Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta said paralegal system had been successful in solving the land disputes in the rural India.

While highlighting the importance of mobile alternate dispute resolution in settling the land disputes, he said that they helped solve disputes then and there. “Judgment should not be for judgment sake. It should be for justice sake,” he said.

NALSAR Vice-Chancellor Faizan Mustafa said that 2 per cent of all rural land and 28 per cent of peri-urban land was in litigation. About 12 per cent of murders happen due to land disputes and nation loses 1.3 per cent of its GDP due to land disputes.

The poor were not able to get their land problems resolved because of lack of legal awareness and lack of legal support and free legal services, according to a NALSAR press release.

Published on March 28, 2015
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