The Lok Sabha, on December 20, 2017, has passed a bill to amend the regulations governing compensation payable for acquisition of immovable property by the centre, for defense and security purposes. The need, 12th amendment of the bill, was raised by the urban development minister Hardeep Singh Puri. This bill has the specific and limited purpose, which is to allow the centre to re-issue the notice of acquisition, in order to ensure that the property’s owner gets an opportunity to be heard. But this doesn’t mean that any old case is going to re-open in which the compensation is already being made. This bill will also help those out who are waiting for justice in forcible land acquisition case.