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UoH challenges single judge order on varsity land

Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent

Published on: January 8, 2022 | Updated on: January 9, 2022

The single judge, on January 5, rejected the plea of UoH to restrain the government from laying a 36-wide road on its land

University of Hyderabad. (PTI)

University of Hyderabad. (PTI)

HYDERABAD: University of Hyderabad (UoH) authorities filed an appeal before the division bench of the High Court challenging the order of a single judge, who was unwilling to stop the laying of a 36-wide road on its land by the state government and the GHMC to connect ISB Road to Serilingampalli.

The single judge, on January 5, rejected the plea of UoH to restrain the government. The judge pointed out that though lands were allotted to the university in 1974, there was no documentary proof of alienation of 2,324 acres of land to University of Hyderabad. No government order had been issued so far, it said.

Except for continuous possession of the land by the university, there was no ground to claim the land, the single judge opined and gave liberty to the university to approach a civil court on the dispute.

UoH said in its appeal before the division bench that the communications from the state government, which requested the university for allotment of land, was enough to prove that the property belonged to the university. It also submitted that the earlier governments had given undertaking that they would provide alternatives to the university, for the lands they had taken for allocation to IMG Bharat and to several other housing board projects for government employees.

The division bench issued notices to the government to respond to the appeal of UoH.

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