Land acquisition: Karnataka high court likens govt to Adolf Hitler. What is your view on this?
Comment was made on the following case:
The judge was hearing a case filed by Mattikar Taherunniza, who had contended that in the preliminary notification dated August 7, 2006, one acre was acquired in Devanahalli taluk for a tech park, which was part of the aerospace project.
However, in the final notification on the May 15, 2007, 12 acres 29 guntas were shown. The notice for the possession of land was issued to the petitioner for 12 acres 29 guntas land, and hence he had challenged it before the court.
Justice Kumar told the government that it was not following the process methodologically, while acquiring lands. “They do not issue notices to the land owners at the right time. Even Adolf Hitler would not have done what you all are doing. You’ll give away the lands easily to the foreigners,”
ustice Kumar also observed that the government undertakes developmental works in a jiffy. “Your process of acquisition happens urgently, ultimately leading to a crash-land. On the pretext of providing employment, you acquire the lands first and then close the projects, similar to the way the NGF Company was shut down,” justice Kumar observed.
Justice Kumar pulled up the government for filing an affidavit, where details regarding the notification of the land were not very forthcoming, and said that it must have prepared the statement in a state of confusion.
Further, he observed that before filing the affidavit, the matter should be well studied. “You all are incorrigible,” observed the judge.
What are you views users?