SC orders eviction of Adivasis, Forest Dwellers; Directs Satellite Survey of encroachment

Murali Krishnan February 20 2019
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In a significant order passed on February 13, the Supreme Court has passed extensive directions to twenty-one States regarding eviction of Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (OTFDs) from forestland.

The Court also ordered the Forest Survey of India (FSI) to make a satellite survey and place on record the encroachment positions and the position after eviction.

The directions were passed by a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee in a case . . .

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