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Supreme Court orders eviction of more than 1 million forest dwellers

Updated : February 21, 2019 09:14 AM IST

Under the landmark Forest Rights Act, at least 150 million people could have had their rights recognised to about 40 million hectares (154,000 square miles) of forest land.
The Supreme Court has asked officials in 16 states to submit details of rights claims settled, and "in the cases where claims have been rejected ... to ensure that eviction is made on or before the next date of hearing" on July 24.
Supreme Court orders eviction of more than 1 million forest dwellers
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