State cannot be permitted to perfect its title over land by invoking the doctrine of adverse possession to grab the property of its own citizens: SC
In a case wherein the appellant, an illiterate old widow coming from a rural area, had been forcibly dispossessed of her property without being paid any compensation by the State, the SC by exercising extraordinary jurisdiction under Articles 136 and 142 of the Constitution, has directed the State to pay compensation to the appellant.
To forcibly dispossess a person of his/her private property, without following due process of law, would be violative of human rights, as also the constitutional right under Article 300 A. The State must comply with the procedure for acquisition, requisition, or any other permissible statutory mode:
Hon’ble Justices Indu Malhotra and Ajay Rastogi [08-01-2020] Read the full judgment with iDRAF