Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding land claims under Forest Rights Act 2006, India, 07/03/2018

  • 07/03/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Trust of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/03/2018 regarding land claims under the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 hurting forest and wildlife interests.

Supreme Court directs all the State Governments to file an affidavit indicating :-

(i) The number of claims for the grant of land under the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006;

(ii) The claims should be divided into claims made by the Scheduled Tribes and separately by other traditional forest dwellers;

(iii) The number of claims rejected by the State Government in respect of each category.

The information shall be furnished within a period of four weeks.

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