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Buried in pits, Rajasthan farmers protest against land acquisition

ANI
Published : Oct 4, 2017, 5:07 pm IST
Updated : Oct 4, 2017, 8:01 pm IST

In order to get their plight heard, farmers went on a unique strike against the acquisition of their lands by Jaipur Development Authority.

Many farmers participated in the protest which reached its 17th day. (Photo: ANI)
 Many farmers participated in the protest which reached its 17th day. (Photo: ANI)

Jaipur: The farmers at Ninder village near Jaipur, who have half-buried themselves as a mark of protest, on Wednesday said that the government is showing the negligent behaviour and no help is provided to them till now.

"The government has not provided any help to us yet. Farmers' health is suffering. No one is listening to our plight. The government is showing negligent behaviour," a farmer said.

 

Many farmers participated in the protest which reached its 17th day.

In order to get their plight heard, farmers went on a unique strike against the acquisition of their lands by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) for housing projects.

The farmers performing 'Samadhi Satyagraha' said, "If the government takes our land, they will take away our lives."

The JDA in 2011 had allegedly acquired 1300 acres of land and since then the farmers have been protesting against it in various ways.

Tags: jaipur development authority, samadhi satyagraha, rajasthan farmers, housing projects
Location: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur