Until the HC takes up the review pleas, no coercive action will be taken against the petitioners, solicitor general Tushar Mehta assured the court on behalf of the central government.
The HC had on October 9 declared as unconstitutional the 2001 J&K State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, or the Roshni Act, which had allowed the state to transfer land to occupants for a fee.
It had also asked the authorities to evict encroachers from such land, besides ordering a CBI probe into the allotments made under the law.
The local administration has since sought a review of the order. That is yet to be heard. But some of the affected people, who claim to be genuine landowners, approached the top court. They claimed that they were authorised occupants and…