ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By V Ranganathan

Eminent Domain or Eminent Thievery?

It appears that the courts did not look at the substantive issues behind the allegations that excess land was acquired for the Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor. The courts seem to have gone by the Karnataka government's assurance that only a minimum amount of land was given to the company. Bad governments need not act in public interest and may indeed abuse their "eminent domain" powers and aid and abet "eminent thievery".