August 4, 2011 1:17:29 am
Home buyers of Noida Extension are pinning their hopes on the Allahabad High Court recognising their right to be heard in court in the cases between farmers and Greater Noida Authority over the land acquisition row.
The Noida Extension Flat Buyers Welfare Association have so far filed 41 impleadment petitions before the High Court,asking that they be made party in land acquisition cases.
An impleadment petition deals with the assertion of ones right to be heard in court.
At the last hearing on July 26,the court said it could not entertain the petitions,and the matter has been referred to a higher bench. It,however,clearly stated our right to be heard, said Rahul Sharma,treasurer of NEFBWA.
While hearing a petition in one of the cases of Patwari village,the bench said,As per the rules of this High Court,any aggrieved or affected party can be treated to be intervener in any of the proceedings. Therefore,no one can be restrained from getting opportunity of hearing. The matters will appear on August 17.
The court asked the authorities to prepare a detailed list of all who have been paid compensation for their land and submit it by August 12. The list should be final and anybody seeking compensation should also approach authorities within the time frame,the court said.
The reported settlement between Noida Authority and farmers of Noida is also being looked at as a positive sign.
Were hopeful that there will be a positive outcome of the talks (between Greater Noida Authority and villagers). We are also preparing our legal case for the hearing on August 17, said Sharma.
On July 30,farmers in Noida called off their agitation after a deal with the Noida Authority. As part of the agreement,the farmers dropped the demand for higher compensation and the Noida Authority promised 5 per cent of developed land to 54 villages in Noida.
Others also want to join in
Other parties affected by the situation in Noida Extension,such as brokers,civil contractors,suppliers of construction material and labourers,are trying to get themselves heard by joining the NEFBWA. R P Tyagi,president of the association,has written to the members,saying,It is in our interest that the movement initiated by the flat-buyers is joined and supported by all the affected categories.
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