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Welfare Party of India Demand Repeal of Land Acquisition Ordinance
Welfare Party of India Demand Repeal of Land Acquisition Ordinance

New Delhi: 26th February, 2015.The Welfare Party of India in its press release demanded the government to repeal the black land acquisition ordinance which is a death knell to the farming and working class in the country.

The party condemned the present government's ambitious development path with scant regard to farmer's right and demanded to know if the 'Acche din' were only for Land Mafia and Corporates whose projects threaten to displace people and deprive them of their land and livelihood.
National President of the party, Dr.SQR Ilyas said “Welfare Party of India stands by all the groups and political parties who are fighting for the legitimate cause of these people and said, 'Development' should be inclusive and humane where the interest of the farmers, tribals and working class will not be overlooked”. The Land Acquisition Act brought by the previous UPA Government was somewhat a comprehensive and balanced one passed in its final days, even supported by BJP, then the principal opposition. Civil society and movements had also contributed much in drafting such an Act with wide consensus. Without implementing the Act truly and waiting for any untoward practical problems, the BJP government hastily introduced the Ordinance nullifying many of the cardinal sections. It took the role of a facilitator for land mafia.   

Dr. SQR Ilyas condemned the present government for trying to dilute this Act by removing the provisions of Social Impact Assessment and Consent Clause which would stifle the soul of this Act and would result in being worse than the Colonial Land Acquisition Act of 1894.

He also strongly criticized the government for adopting the ordinance route to serve its unholy purpose .Having consensus and hearing the voices of dissent is in the spirit of our democracy, he opined.

Welfare Party of India extend support to all civil and political struggles and agitations aimed at containing the Modi government from passing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill introduced in the present session of Parliament, the statement continued.

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