High Court Stays AP Govt’s Land Acquisition Order

Hyderabad High Court has stayed the AP Government order acquiring land at Penumaka village near Vijayawada against the will of the people.

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is facing a lot of problems in acquiring lands for the capital of the State. Though the Naidu’s government acquired thousands of acres of the land already, it proposed to obtain land from the surrounding villages. As the villagers of Penumaka village of Tadepalli mandal refused to part with their land, the government issued a notification to pool 660.831 acres of land.

The farmers, who were opposed to it, filed a petition in the High Court. After the trial, the High Court issued orders by staying the Penumaka Land Acquisition Notification. Directing the government to progress only after resolving issued by farmers, it directed that status quo should be maintained till then.

Meanwhile, the farmers of Penumaka, though happy over the verdict, are alleging that the State government is using brutal force as they were against notification. No doubt that the fresh decision of High Court would make it difficult for the Government to acquire the land further.

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