Adverse possession cannot be ground to claim title to government land: Supreme Court

The Court made the observation in a case concerning demolitions in Akbar Nagar. About 15,000 residents of Akbar Nagar, Lucknow are set to be affected by demolitions planned on the Kukrail riverbank.
Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court recently observed that people settling on government land cannot claim any title rights to such land only on the ground of adverse possession [Shakeel Ahmad and ors vs State of Uttar Pradesh and ors].

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