ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Depriving Tribals of Land-Andhra Move to Amend Land Transfer Laws

Depriving Tribals of Land Andhra Move to Amend Land Transfer Laws THE Constitution of India provides several safeguards for the tribals. Yet ironically after nearly 40 years of so-called planned development in the country, a large number of tribals have to live under constant threat from several quarters. What the government of Andhra Pradesh is now proposing to do amounts to setting the clock in the reverse motion and taking the state backward by several decades. Whereas a regulation currently in force prohibits all land transactions in scheduled areas by the non-tribals unless they are in the form of transfers to the tribals or to the government, and provides for the eviction of non-tribals from lands un- authorisedly occupied by them, the government is now proposing to remove these restrictions on the non-tribals.

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