Dalit community land of North Gujarat village encroached upon in 2007, but no action despite orders by DGP, home department
July 28, 2014 Leave a comment
By Sanjay Parmar*
In a classic example official indifference, 23 families of the most backward scheduled caste (SC) community, Nadia, have been waiting to get back the land taken away from them fraudulently about seven years ago. Handed over to them as collective ownership way back in 1952 for cultivation, they were suddenly deprived of their only means of livelihood in June 2007. The land was first encroached upon by two brothers belonging to the non-Dalit castes of Ahmedpura village of Talod taluka, Sabarkantha district. The land was recently “resold” to a Kutchi Patel contractor living about 15 kilomtres away, in Vadagam village.