​Gujarat Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act

  • Recently, the Gujarat High Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Gujarat Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act, underlining legislative supremacy over judicial review.
  • The law, brought into effect from December 2020, retrospectively criminalises “land grabbing” of both public and private property, reverses the burden of proof, and prescribes a minimum sentence of 10 years for violations.
  • The law essentially replaced proceedings under existing legislation such as the Transfer of Property Act, Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971, and brought the offence of land grabbing under a single special ....
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