Legislation

Land Bill hits a wall

Print edition : March 20, 2015

Farmers protesting against the proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Act, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 24. Photo: S. Subramanium

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with Anna Hazare and Vaiko (right) of the MDMK at a protest against the Land Acquisition Bill. Photo: MONEY SHARMA/AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other MPs leave after attending the BJP's Parliamentary Board meeting on the Land Acquisition Bill at Parliament House on February 24. Photo: Kamal Narang

The NDA government’s amendments to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013 through an ordinance, widely seen as an anti-people intervention, meet with stiff resistance from a wide spectrum of political parties and civil society groups.
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