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Research Article

Environmental Obligations and Social Engineering: A Case Study of Evicted Community from Dal lake, Kashmir

Shabina Arfat1*, and Mudasir Ali2*

1Faculty of Law, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar - 190006, Kashmir, India

2Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar - 190006, Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author:
Mudasir Ali
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Kashmir
Srinagar - 190006, Kashmir, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Shabina Arfat
Faculty of Law
University of Kashmir, Hazratbal
Srinagar - 190006,Kashmir, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 23, 2013; Accepted Date: May 13, 2013; Published Date: May 20, 2013

Citation: Arfat S, Ali M (2013) Environmental Obligations and Social Engineering: A Case Study of Evicted Community from Dal lake, Kashmir. J Civil Legal Sci 2:103. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000103

Copyright: © 2013 Arfat S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

This work explores empirical and theoretical perspectives on land acquisition for the protection of environment accompanied by rehabilitation of the evicted community. Land acquisition followed by resettlement of affected fishermen community apparently had an overall good impact on the evicted population. The work reveals that resettlement has not compromised the basic requirements of the evictees; however, further steps are required to be taken to make the said eviction in consonance with the guidelines of the Supreme Court. There is a constitutional imperative on the State Government, not only to ensure and safeguard proper environment but also an imperative duty to take adequate measures to promote, protect and improve both the man-made and the natural environment. Social justice, equality and dignity of person are the corner stones of social democracy. The expression ‘life’ in Art.21 of the Constitution has a much wider meaning which includes right to livelihood, better standard of life, hygienic conditions and protection of environment.

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