DNA | Last Modified - Jul 30, 2011, 03:15 AM IST
Bangalore: The High Court on Friday directed the Karnataka government to make sure that land acquired for the purpose of housing poor and weaker sections of society is actually granted to them.
The direction came as the court was hearing a case filed by Chandrashekar and others, claiming that land was identified for providing sites to Dalits in Hosakere village, Amruthur hobli, Kunigal taluk, Tumkur, in 1958. The state government acquired the land in 1961, but the sites have still to be allotted. The petitioners sought that the land be denotified, as half a century had elapsed since the land was acquired.
The court dismissed the writ petition, issuing orders to the state government to give the land acquired for the layout in Hosakere village to Dalits. Justice Nagarathna said that land acquired for the purpose of providing housing to weaker sections of society should reach intended beneficiaries.