The petitioners from Jammu and Kashmir have challenged the scrapping of Roshni act by JK High Court in October last year and have gone for a review petition in Supreme Court.
In a recent hearing the government lawyer who appeared on behalf of the JK government told the apex court that no coercive action would be taken against those petitioners who have approached the top court in the matter as they were not “land grabbers or unauthorized people”.
The recent high court order has been challenged on many fronts as many of the petitioners told the Supreme Court that they were neither land grabbers nor have they occupied the government land illegally.
The review petition is going on and its latest hearing the petitioners have been assured on behalf of the JK government that so long as the matter is going on in the Supreme Court there would be no action on the ground against the petitioners.
The Supreme Court had asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to decide the pleas seeking review of the verdict scrapping the Roshni Act, which had conferred proprietary rights on the occupants of the state land.
The JK government enacted the Roshni act in the year 2001 with the prime objective of generating finances for the power projects by giving the land rights to all the occupants of the state land against a price fixed by the committee set up by then government.