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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.
Supreme Court order evicting forest dwellers sparks protests

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