Multiple faces of Akrama Sakrama argument

The attempt to regularise unauthorised buildings and layouts through the ‘Akrama Sakrama Scheme’ has been challenged in the Karnataka High Court through various PIL petitions. These petitions have questioned the constitutional validity of the amendments made to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Regularisation of Unauthorised Development or Constructions) Rules, 2014.

The Centre for Law and Policy Research has filed a PIL on behalf of the Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development and the Citizens Action Forum, arguing against the arbitrary manner of conducting regularisations in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, and the consequent adverse effects on the Right to a healthy and clean environment under Article 21 of the Constitution.

This newspaper article by Matthew Idiculla tracks the key arguments on the ‘Akrama Sakrama’ matter that have been made by the petitioners up till now before the Karnataka High Court.

Cite:

Mathew Idiculla, 'Multiple faces of Akrama Sakrama argument' (15 Nov 2016) <http://bengaluru.citizenmatters.in/scheme-unconstitutional-petitioners-against-akrama-sakrama-bangalore-8820> accessed on 25 May 2019