Supreme Court seeks reply from centre over Land Acquisition Ordinance

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New Delhi: On Thursday, the Supreme Court has sought a reply from the Central Government over a plea of farmer’s organization challenging the legality of the re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance.

The central government has been asked by a division bench of Justices J S Khekar and Adarsh Kumar Goel to file its response within four weeks to the PIL which has been filed by Delhi Gramin Samaj.

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The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) ordinance, 2015 was repromulgated after it lapsed on June 4.

The organization have challenged the re-promulgation of the ordinance terming it as ‘unconstitutional’ besides being a ‘colourful exercise of power’ by the government to ‘usurp’ the law-making powers of the constitution.

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