1. In these batch of writ petitions, a common question of law arises for consideration which is in respect of land exempted under the Kerala Land Reforms Act, 1963 (for short, the “KLR Act”) and therefore, they are being disposed of together by a common judgment.
2. Section 81 of Chapter III of the KLR Act exempts certain categories of land from restriction on ownership and possession in excess of ceiling area. Some of the exempted categories are plantations, cashew estate, land owned by the Government, land comprised with factories, workshops etc.
3. These writ petitions are filed either by the owner of the exempted land or by the purchaser of the land from exempted land owners under the KLR Act. The Revenue Officials refused to effect mutation in respect of the land alleging violation of the KLR Act. In some cases, the Registering Authority insisted for noobjection certificate for the purpose of registration of document involving exempted land.
4. Section 82 of the KLR Act prescribes ceiling area of a land. Section 83 of the KLR Act decla
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"2015 (1) KLT 825" == "2015 (1) ILR (Ker) 1047" == "2015 (2) KLJ 17,"