Around 24,000 families waiting for the past 35 years for a plot in Rohini to build their dream home can finally breathe easy. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed petitions filed by the farmers who had challenged the land acquisition. The DDA have all along been citing this as the biggest hurdle in developing several plots ahead of their allotment. The land owning agency had been telling the court that the villagers had even turned violent in their attempts to stonewall work for roads, drains and sewers.
Rejecting the eight petitions from farmers, a bench headed by Justice JS Khehar stated that any land acquired for Rohini Residential Scheme-1981, of any village of Rohini area, cannot be returned to former land owners at all and they can only apply for “enhanced compensation only” under New Land Acquisition Act.
Source: India Today