CM Shri Nath thanks SC on reopening rejected forest rights’ cases

Bhopal, February 27, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): The Supreme Court has accepted the prayer of Madhya Pradesh and other states for giving an opportunity to the applicants for due hearing in the rejected forest rights’ cases. In the hearing held at the Supreme Court today, the court while putting its order dated February 13, 2019 on stay, has directed Madhya Pradesh and other states to indicate if the proper procedure was followed in rejecting claims.
The stay order of the Supreme Court will facilitate the states with an opportunity to file affidavits indicating status of claims and to protect of rights of the tribal people, who should not be relocated without the due process of law.
Chief Minister expresses happiness
The Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has expressed happiness over the decision of the Supreme Court to put stay on the order passed in the past by the Supreme Court for eviction of applicants of the rejected forest rights cases, who are dwelling on the forest land. The Chief Minister has said that tribal deprived of the forest rights pattas (lease deeds) will get an opportunity now to present their stand and no tribal will be evicted from the forests at present.