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Haryana wants to settle 25,000 land deal cases

The Haryana government has asked the state’s advocate general to find a mechanism to settle over 25,000 lawsuits pertaining to land acquisitions which are now pending before various courts in the state. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Wednesday he has asked the state’s advocate general to get the cases settled on a suggestion from Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Kumar Jain.

Hooda said that the cases need to be settled quickly so that compensation for the acquired land could be given to farmers.

The chief minister said some of the land acquisition dispute cases were pending in various Haryana courts since 1985 and special Lok Adalats could be held to settle them within a week.

“If this is done, it would be history in itself,” said Hooda.

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