​Supreme Court Judgment on Private Property Acquisition

On 16th May, 2024, the Supreme Court (SC) of India ruled that any acquisition of private property by the state must meet a set of criteria under Article 300A of India’s Constitution, which includes being carried out for a public purpose, following the law, and following proper procedure.

The Supreme Court delivered the ruling in the case of Kolkata Municipal Corporation & Anr. vs. Bimal Kumar Shah & Ors.

Ruling of the SC

Right to Private Property - a Human Right

  • The SC emphasized that the right to private property is protected under the Constitution and is also considered a ....
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