Govt policies causing rise in extremism: SC

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New Delhi, Jul 21: While delivering verdict on Tuesday, Jul 20, in a case pertaining to acquisition of land, the Supreme Court has said that the government, has given rise to extremism in various parts of the country.

While delivering a judgement in a case relating to acquisition of land by Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd in Sundargarh district of Orissa in 1987, the court said that the government is responsible for the rise of extremism.

Before parting with the judgement, the court said that this was not just one case but in many land acquisition cases they have seen that the Government's land acquisition policies were faulty.

The Mahanadi Coal Fields Ltd. had not paid a single penny as compensation to the original land owners from past 23 years. The court also directed the Centre to compensate the affected parties in the case.

The land was acquired in 1987 in Gopalpur village in Sundergarh district.

Huge numbers of people were being displaced for valuable minerals on their lands without any compensation being paid.

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