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SC orders status quo on land acquisition for Vedanta univ

The Vedanta University project in the holy city of Puri in Orissa will continue to remain stalled as the Supreme Court today ordered status quo in respect of land acquired or sought to be acquired for the varsity.

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2011 00:07 IST

The Vedanta University project in the holy city of Puri in Orissa will continue to remain stalled as the Supreme Court Friday ordered status quo in respect of land acquired or sought to be acquired for the varsity.

An apex court bench of Justice D.K. Jain and Justice H.L. Dattu ordered status quo on the "nature, character and possession" of the land acquired or sought to be acquired.

The Supreme Court was moved by the Orissa government and the Anil Agarwal Foundation - an organisation associated with the project - challenging the Orissa High Court verdict faulting the land acquisition in the project on 17 counts.

The high court had directed the government and the Vedanta University authorities to return the acquired land to its original owners.