For generations, Dalits in Mota Samadhiyala village of Gujarat’s Una taluka have faced discrimination at the hands of the upper castes. But this time, when seven of them were flogged for skinning a dead cow, something snapped.
The amendments propose that now, surplus land of the government under the Bill could be allotted to an Urban Local Body (ULB) and the ULB, in turn, could allot the land to anybody for any “public purpose”.
The courts, established under the provisions of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015, will exclusively adjudicate commercial matters of Rs 1 crore or above.
Amendments cleared by the Assembly in the last session can fundamentally change land use patterns. It is being alleged that lands meant for the poor will now be given to the rich. PARIMAL DABHI explains the key issues.