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

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Forests, People and Courts

The role of the court as interpreter of laws and a reconciler of conflicting interests assumes greater significance in the context of the large legal space that has become available through the creative interpretation of provisions by the courts. The occasional reverses in the courts should not blur the larger picture of the expanding legal space, and the due recognition of the elasticity in existing legal provisions and the legal frame to enable interpretations consistent with fair play, equity and justice. A systemic departure and even a rupture from the existing regulatory regime may not be the only solution to the many intractable problems.

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