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Tribal ministry ignores SC orders & permits cancellation of tribal forest rights
He wrote, “Both on facts and matter of law, the said cancellation of community forest right is arbitrary and violation of the letter and spirit of the law, i.e. Forest Rights Act.” He noted the land of the tribal village could only be acquired by the government following the process laid down in the Land Acquisition Act, once the rights of the people had already been conferred under the FRA.