Supreme Court order evicting forest dwellers sparks protests
Updated : February 25, 2019 05:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court issued an order on Feb. 13 to evict forest dwellers in 21 states, where over 1.3 million land claims, each potentially representing a household, had been rejected.
State governments had rejected the claims made under a forest rights law. Some environmental groups which argued the claims threatened forest conservation efforts had filed the initial petition seeking removal of the alleged encroachers.
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