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No compromise with encroachment on forest land: SC on eviction of 10K from Aravallis
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No compromise with encroachment on forest land: SC on eviction of 10K from Aravallis
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New Delhi, June 7 (TIWN) The Supreme Court on Monday ordered eviction of around 10,000 residential constructions, which had come up in Haryana's Lakkadpur-Khori village in the Aravalli Forest area.

The bench noted that it will ask the Faridabad Municipal Corporation, why after its February order, the encroachments were not removed till June 2021. 

The bench said as far as forest land was concerned there cannot be any compromise irrespective of policy, or whether the state wants to accommodate them it's up to them. 

The bench queried counsel, representing the municipal corporation, why its order on removal of encroachments on forest lands has not been complied to till date?  The counsel submitted that people in the area were trying to encroach further.

The bench reiterated that no concession can be granted in connection with encroachment on the forest land.  The top court was hearing a plea filed on behalf of residents of Khori Gaon Basti in Faridabad, Haryana, seeking an immediate stay on the proposed demolition of about 10,000 houses in the area.  The plea challenged the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran Rehabilitation Policy, which limits the cut off for rehabilitation to 2003.

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