Following concern expressed by simply a few legislators, the State authorities on Wednesday introduced that it may modify the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition (modification) invoice, 2022, which seeks to hold farmers out of the ambit of stringent norms associated to land-grabbing.
asserting this, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai mentioned the modified invoice can be launched earlier than the meeting on Thursday for consideration.
The invoice had sought to amend the Karnataka Land Grabbing Prohibition Act, 2011, to hold away from prison proceedings in opposition to farmers who’ve encroached the federal authorities land in rural areas by excluding all of the places from the purview of this Act besides the places all by means of the bounds of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and metropolis corporations.
whereas masses of the legislators chopping throughout social gathering affiliations welcomed the invoice, simply a few legislators, collectively with A.T. Ramaswamy (JD-S) noticed that inside the title of defending farmers, the proposed legal guidelines would current the inexperienced signal to land-grabbers to go forward with grabbing authorities land.
Taking critical exception to holding even metropolis and metropolis municipalities and metropolis panchayats out of the ambit of the proposed legal guidelines, he recognized that land sharks have been now taking a look at these metropolis areas as there was not a lot authorities land left in BBMP and company limits.
He argued that there was no should carry the invoice if the intention of the federal authorities was to shield solely farmers as there have been numerous utterly different provisions to shield them. He expressed fear that the invoice would open the flood gates for land sharks to grab authorities land in utterly different metropolis areas.
Responding to this, Mr. Bommai admitted that there was a should change the invoice. He assured the dwelling that the definition of presidency land can be included inside the invoice offering for classifying metropolis corporations, metropolis and metropolis municipal and metropolis panchayat areas by mentioning the radius of their jurisdiction.
He mentioned the modified invoice can be launched earlier than the legislature on Thursday.
Explaining the want for safeguarding farmers, he recognized that hundreds of farmers have been being made to get back all of the biggest means from their places to Bengaluru beneath the provisions of the Act as a consequence of the particular court docket dealing with land-grabbing circumstances was positioned solely in Bengaluru.