What is the case of Nilabeti Behera v. State of Orissa (1993)?
What we should know about eviction of persons from land without providing them with any form of compensation?
Nilabeti Behera v. State of Orissa (1993) was a case heard by the Supreme Court of India in which the court considered the constitutionality of a provision in the Orissa Prevention of Land Encroachment Act, 1971 that allowed for the eviction of persons from land without providing them with any form of compensation.
In this case, the petitioner, Nilabeti Behera, had been evicted from her land by the state government of Orissa under the provisions of the Act. She argued that this provision was unconstitutional as it violated her right to property under Article 300A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees that no person shall be deprived of their property save by authority of law.