Examining the constitutionality of re-promulgating the land acquisition ordinance

by Akhil Deo

On the 1st of June, the National Democratic Alliance(NDA) Government promulgated the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency  in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance (“land acquisition ordinance”) for the third time, while the Amendment Bill itself is being considered by a Joint Parliamentary Committee. Naturally this has opposition parties up in arms-calling it a “fraud on the constitution.” In fact several former bodies have already challenged the  re-promulgation of the ordinance as unconstitutional before the Supreme Court (“SC”).

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