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Karnataka HC Asks Govt. To Provide Burial Grounds In All Villages [Read Order]

Mustafa Plumber
27 Aug 2019 10:22 AM GMT
Karnataka HC Asks Govt. To Provide Burial Grounds In All Villages [Read Order]
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The Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to provide burial grounds to all villages and towns which do not have one within a period of six months. The state has earlier admitted in court that a total of 6,053 villages and 272 towns do not have burial grounds. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Mohammad Nawaz gave the direction while hearing a PIL filed...

The Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to provide burial grounds to all villages and towns which do not have one within a period of six months. The state has earlier admitted in court that a total of 6,053 villages and 272 towns do not have burial grounds.

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Mohammad Nawaz gave the direction while hearing a PIL filed by one Mohamed Ikbal a resident of Bengaluru. In his petition it is also alleged that state government has failed to remove encroachments on its own lands. An estimated area of around 11, 77,925 acres of Government land is under encroachments. The state though clarified that the encroachment is only over area of 1, 77,449 acres.

Bench directed

State to take all possible steps to provide burial grounds within a period of six months, from August 20. Further, directed state government to ensure that encroachment on the remaining area of 1, 77,449 acres of Government land is removed within a period of six months.  

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