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SC asks lawyer to intervene in pending case relating to eviction of forest dwellers

A lawyer Monday filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking to intervene as a party in a pending case and sought a direction to authorities not to evict any forest dweller in the country. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra refused to entertain a separate PIL of lawyer M L Sharma on the issue of eviction of illegal forest dwellers and asked him to rather file an application seeking to intervene in a pending case. The apex court had on March 25 referred Sharma s plea before Justice Mishra s bench adding that in any case, the February 13 order, directing 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers, has already been stayed by the court. Sharma, appearing for Chhattisgarh-based Tarika Tarangini Larka, had submitted that the issues raised in the PIL were of larger interest for forest dwellers and hence, the notice be issued. The apex court had on March 5 taken cognisance of another plea filed by Larka, seeking a direction to the Centre not to allot possession of any forest land ...

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