An easement is a right which the owner or occupier of certain land possesses, as such, for the beneficial enjoyment of that land, to do and continue to do something, or to prevent and continue to prevent something being done, in or upon, or in respect of, certain other land not his own.
I hold that the licence deed dated 16th July, 1982 is revocable. The Licensee's contention that the licence is irrevocable under section 60(b) of the Indian Easements Act, 1882 on the ground of having made permanent construction, is contrary to the well settled law and is rejected. The contention of the Licensee that the terms of the licence constitute an irrevocable licence in favour of the Licensee is also misconceived and is rejected
Statutory tenant is in the same position as a contractual tenant until the decree for eviction was passed against him and the rights of a contractual tenant included the right to create licence even if he was the transferor of an interest which was not in fact the transfer of interest.