Return road to 18944 min read . Updated: 04 Jan 2015, 11:51 PM IST
Ordinance to Land Acquisition Act is not just the return to the era of forcible land acquisition that has made land-related agitations and protests ubiquitous with which we must be concerned
It has finally happened, although not in the way most people expected. Amendments to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 were certainly on the anvil, going by the statements of the finance minister and some of his senior colleagues. But that it would be done through the ordinance route was a surprise to even those who were championing these amendments and certainly a rude shock to those who believed that the 2013 law was an equitable step forward that should be given a fair chance.
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