Land and Property belonging to SC/ST

Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

It is illegal to take over any land that is owned or controlled by, or allotted to any SC/ST member as well as forcing an SC/ST member to leave her home unless it is done legally. 

The takeover of the property is considered illegal if it is done

  • without the agreement of the victim, or
  • by threatening her or someone connected to her, or
  • by making false records.

It is also a crime to similarly illegally deprive an SC/ST member of his property or to prevent him from exercising his rights over any land. This includes:

  • Blocking an SC/ST member from accessing any forest rights under the Forest Rights Act.
  • Blocking rights to any water source or irrigation source.
  • Destroying or taking away crops.

You can face imprisonment of a term of 6 months to 7 years for using fire or bombs to damage homes, religious places and/or property belonging to SC/ST members. You can report such crimes.

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Shyam prasad

June 27, 2023

Can government acquire SC lands

Namgyal Gyaltsen

February 2, 2024

Hi I am very proud 🤞bpl card holder from spiti himachal.
I got known that people like me uneducated unemployed can own free land distributed from government,
But some rich people with fake bpl recognition, had occupied all lands in my village,
Help me
Regarding
Namgyal from spiti India

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