Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 30, 20212021-10-30T11:47:02+05:30 2021-10-30T11:47:02+05:30In: Polity What is Roshni Act? What is Roshni Act? current affairslegislaturepolity Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rahul 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Rahul BRIGHT 2021-11-19T20:02:25+05:30Added an answer on November 19, 2021 at 8:02 pm Context: The Supreme Court asked the Jammu & Kashmir High Court to hear the review pleas of more than 20 people who claimed to be genuine landowners hit by a recent HC decision to strike down the Roshni Act. Roshni Act The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as Roshni Act. It was to give ownership to people in possession of state land, with a cut-off of 1990, and against payment as determined by the government. As the aim was to generate resources for hydroelectric power projects, it was called Roshni (Light) Act. The government gave free ownership rights on agricultural land to farmers occupying it, who only needed to pay Rs 100 per Kanal of land as a documentation fee. 1 Kanal = 505.857 Square meters. It becomes controversial Illegal allocation and transfer of land to private parties Biasedness towards one community Changed the demographic profile Corruption. The High Court says In October 2020, the High Court declared the Roshni Act “illegal, unconstitutional, and unsustainable” and held allotments under the Act as void ab initio. It ordered a CBI probe into transfer of ownership, sought action against bureaucrats involved. It asked the government to make public the names of prominent people allotted land. Article 142(1): The Supreme Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction may pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it, and any decree so passed or orders so made shall be enforceable throughout the territory of India in such manner as may be prescribed by or under any law made by Parliament and, until provision in that behalf is so made, in such manner as the President may by order prescribe. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.Continue with FacebookContinue with Google Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?