Land laws have now become an important branch of study, as most of the civil cases pertain to land laws only. In this context, the Karnataka State Legislature have enacted two important Land Laws namely the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1961 and the Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964. Any advocate practicing on the civil side, especially in revenue matters, is expected to be fully conversant with these enactments.
The syllabus on land laws also includes the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 which has been repealed by “the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013″(LARR) ie., the Land Acquisition Act, 2013. This enactment is a social legislation wherein the lands belonging to a private individuals can be acquired by State for public purposes after paying them fair compensation.
The subject “Land Laws” has now been included as an optional subject in VI Semester/X Semester of 3 year/5 year LLB Courses respectively. Since the subject involves many enactments, we have taken maximum care to present the subject matter in a simple language. At the same time, we have ensured that the subject matter meets all the examination requirements of law students.
The most important questions and short notes have been marked with *** and the very important questions and short-notes have been marked with ** and the important questions and short notes have been marked with *, based on the number of times, questions and short notes have been asked in the previous year question papers.