Long possession of property does not entitle to protection from dispossession

The Delhi High Court in Krishan Lal vs. Union of India and Ors. decided on08.08.2017 following the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Behram Tejani and Others v. Azeem Jagani (2017) 2 SCC 759, held that long possession of a gratuitous licensee does not create any right or interest in the property, and therefore, long possession of a gratuitous licensee will not entitle such a person to grant of injunction against dispossession. In the present case, it is seen that the appellant/plaintiff has failed to prove his right/title in the suit land as the case of adverse possession pleaded has failed. Therefore mere long possession without any right/title of the appellant/plaintiff will not entitle the appellant/plaintiff to the discretionary relief of injunction.