Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Gujarat farmers approach HC against land acquisition

Ahmedabad, Sep 19: Around 1000 farmers from Gujarat filed affidavits in the High Court against land acquisition by the state government for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project. 

Farmers’ lawyer Anand Yagnik told media “The Centre hasn’t submitted a reply to petitions since 3 months and state govt is carrying out acquisitions”.

According to the Indian Express report, a Division Bench of Chief Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice V.M. Pancholi is hearing five petitions challenging the land acquisition process for the bullet train project. In the affidavit, the farmers have stated that their land parcels are being acquired without their consent and without any rehabilitation or resettlement package.

They also alleged that the acquisition process is being done completely in violation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is the key sponsor of the high-speed bullet train project.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched the Bullet Train project in September last year.


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