Samithi to move Supreme Court over Inam land

Samithi to move Supreme Court over Inam land

More than 600 famlies, cultivating in 6,777 acre land are facing threat of eviction

The Inam land holders who are facing the threat of eviction following the High Court judgement, have decided to approach the Supreme Court. 

In the backdrop of High Court’s verdict declaring Inam land as forest land, more than 600 farmers are in distress and are facing the threat of eviction. 

Inam Bhoomi Santhrastara Samithi President Bheemeshwar Joshi said that there is a need to bring in stay order from the Supreme Court against the High court’s verdict. 

Speaking to Deccan Herald, after a meeting with the Inam land holders, he said “the review petition filed by the villagers will be heard in the High Court on July 20. We will file an appeal against the High Court verdict on August 2. We have already identified an advocate and preparing for a case in the Supreme Court.” 

Earlier, in a meeting, Joshi said that more than 600 famlies who are cultivating in 6,777 acre land are facing the threat of eviction. 

Congress spokesperson Harsha said: 

“The Mysore rulers had notified 6,777 acre land in Thotadoor, Talagodu, Mavinakare, Karimane-Kallugodu and Devaragudde as district reserve forest way back in 1928.

However, the forest department had not acquired the land as per the notification. There was no document to prove that 6,777 acre is forest land. If we can submit all the documents to prove that the said land is not forest land, then we can expect the verdict in our favour in the Supreme Court.” 

Prajasathathmaka Vedike’s K L Vasu said that the court had stated that title deeds issued by the government as invalid. The government is trying to take away the rights of the people.  

Pragathi Mahila Sangha President Seethu said that they can protect land only through agitation. 

Taluk Panchayat member Sheshagiri said that the State government is in favour of the Inam land holders. “Forest minister has promised to take measures in such a way as to not to affect the people of the region.” 

Journalists Girijashankar also spoke. Journalists Association President Rajashekar and others spoke. 

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