Residents can keep land earmarked for park, says HC

Being attentive to the truth that residents of a Tamil Nadu Housing Board Colony in Thoothukudi district have been sustaining land earmarked for a park, the Madurai Bench of the Madras Excessive Court docket noticed that it couldn’t be termed encroachment.

The courtroom was listening to a petition filed by Renugadevi of Kovilpatti. The residents of the colony had erected a thulasi madam and a platform to carry out yoga on the land that was allotted for public function.

The petitioner mentioned the native authorities have been supposed to take care of a park there. Since that they had not achieved it, the general public erected the thulasi madam and the platform.

A Division Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi noticed that when the world was earmarked for a park, it was the responsibility of the native physique to take care of it. Because it failed to take action, it was open for the general public to make use of it for public functions.

On this case, the residents had planted crops and erected the platform for public function and this might not be termed encroachment, the courtroom mentioned, and quashed the order handed by the authorities to take away the thulasi madam and the platform.

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