The amendment had proposed changes to the existing revenue code 2006, making easy the processes of change of land use, land purchase or acquisition for industrialisation. It has also formalised agriculture land lease and made amendment in relation to inheritance of land.
"In 16 months 78 persons were killed in encounters by the Uttar Pradesh police. Is this the rule of law under the Constitution of India?" Chidambaram said in a tweet. He said in another tweet that "it is rule of law under the 'muscular' model of governance offered by the BJP".
Following the incident, a complaint was lodged by Irfan's father-in-law. During the trial, Irfan alleged that he was falsely implicated in the case by some of his relatives so as to deny a share in their ancestral property.
Incidentally, Mathura had last year witnessed large-scale violence, resulting in the death of more than 20 people including two police officials, during eviction of squatters from a public park called Jawahar Bagh.
"This is a national festival. Madrassas take funds and facility from the government. If government has issued any such circular, then you must enthusiastically participate in Independence Day celebrations and there should be no objection," he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier ordered a high-level probe during a review meeting on April 1 after it was found that only 60 per cent work on the project was complete even as 90 per cent of the funds had been exhausted.