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Uttar Pradesh passes UP revenue code amendment bill

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The Uttar Pradesh government passed the UP revenue code amendment bill that facilitates Dalits to sell their land to Non-Dalits.

Uttar Pradesh

Flash points

  • The Pre-British era revenue law was replaced by UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016​
  • The amendment allows Dalit people to sell their land to Non-Dalits
  • The bill was presented in the legislative assembly by Revenue minister Shivpal Singh Yadav
  • The bill permits Dalits to sell their land even if they are left out with less than 5 acres
  • The bill was opposed by BSP and BJP calling it to be an anti-dalit bill
  • BJP spokesperson Radha Mohan expressed his fear over the bill that the land mafia can buy the lands at very low prices
  • Hence separate revenue courts need to be set up to monitor this bill
  • However the revenue minister rejected his demands and clarified that the amendment would enable Dalits to get Right price for their lands

Points to note

  • Uttar Pradesh CM- Akhilesh Yadav