The Forest Rights Act

Karnataka High Court

Retired Forest Officers Association vs. Union of India and Ors. (WP 1392/2008)


Petitioners: Retired Forest Officers Association
Respondents: Government of India (through MoTA and MoEF), DG (Forests), Government of Karnataka, and PCCF

This petition also mostly makes the general arguments shared by all the cases, while also making the argument that Parliament is not competent to legislate on this subject (see summary of BNHS petition under the Supreme Court petitions).  The text of the petition is mostly identical in content to the Chennai, Madurai, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh petitions.

Status: This petition has been heard several times and was last heard on March 16th, 2009, when the petitioners' application for a stay order was reportedly dismissed by the HC.
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