Thika Tenancy III

Before Nemai Chandra Kumar, 2015 (2) SCALE 657, the last concluded judgment of the SC on the issue of Thika Tenancy, there was of course, Ramdas Bansal v. Kharag Singh Baid, (2012) 2 SCC 548 pronounced by Hon’ble Justice Altamas Kabir. In that case, entitlement to a portion carved out of 91, Mahatma Gandhi Road and 6, […]

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Thika Tenancy II

The Battle Royale between Mr. Jaideep Gupta and Mr. Harish Salve on the subject of “Thika Tenancy Laws” now stands concluded in Mr. Gupta’s favour. Congratulations, Sir. Saw it all. In Nemai Chandra Kumar v. Mani Square Limited, 2015 (2) SCALE 657 – the Respondents, led by Mr. Salve, contended that under The Calcutta Thika […]

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The Evolution of Thika Tenancy

In Calcutta and its suburb Howrah, there have existed for many years precarious tenancies popularly known as Thika Tenancies. Under such Tenancy, vacant land was leased by the Landlord to a Tenant with liberty to erect structures thereupon of a temporary nature, which were referred to as “Kutcha Structures”. The structures would be owned by […]

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