Edited By PTI News Agency, Updated: 31 Aug, 2022 08:23 PM
Gurugram, August 31 (Language) Farmers protesting against the acquisition of 1,810 acres of land in Haryana’s Manesar region on Wednesday sought “permission” from the government for mass suicide.
Farmers submitted memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav for permission for mass suicide. Earlier, he surrounded the mini secretariat by conducting a flag march from Rajiv Chowk.
Farmers have been protesting for more than 70 days demanding that the government either stop the land acquisition or be compensated at the prevailing market rate.
The members of the Kisan Samiti have decided to boycott all leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in 25 villages. The farmers have said that they will not allow them to enter their villages.
The Deputy Commissioner assured the farmers that the government would be apprised of their demands, following which they returned to their protest site in Manesar.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had called farmers in Chandigarh for talks two days ago. However, his proposal was rejected by the farmers.
Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) had issued notices in 2010 for land acquisition in Kasan, Khoh, Kukdaula and Sahrawan villages.
Farmer leader Roshan Lal said, “The government has gone blind and is not ready to listen to the farmers… Farmers will not take the compensation given by the government under any circumstances and if they take our land, we will die for it. are ready to give.”
Another farmer leader Rohtash Yadav said, “We have boycotted all BJP and JJP leaders in our 25 villages. Farmers will not allow their land to be occupied under any circumstances.”
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