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4) Discuss the salient features of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation Act (LAAR) that is about to be heard by the apex court bench. Also explain the case and its impacts on landholders and developers. (250 words)

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4) Discuss the salient features of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation Act (LAAR) that is about to be heard by the apex court bench. Also explain the case and its impacts on landholders and developers. (250 words)

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Why this question:

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is set to hear a case on the interpretation of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation Act (LAAR). Thus important from examination point of view to understand the features of the act.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the case and reasons for which it is being heard and the salient features of the Act. 

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief explain the background of the case 

Body:

  • Start by stating the reasons as to why was a referral to a larger Bench made?
  • The Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra will specifically interpret a provision of the law, Section 24(2), which states that when a developer fails to take possession of the land acquired under the 1894 Act for five years, or if compensation is not paid to the owner, the land acquisition process would fail and will have to initiated afresh under the LAAR. 
  • Discuss the significance of the judgment and the impact it shall have.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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