Continuing its offensive against Karnataka Chief Justice PD Dinakaran, facing land grab charges, a CPI (M) backed farmers' body on Monday announced that it would go on a 48-hour fast on June 17.
Senior members of CPI (M), All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agricultural Workers' Union (AIAWU) will participate in the strike, demanding the reclaim of 200 acres of land in Tiruvallur district, allegedly encroached by Justice Dinakaran and his family members.
CPI (M) Central Committee Member U Vasuki is scheduled to head the hunger strike, to be held in Tiruvallur district, B Tulasinarayanan, District Secretary of AIKS, told PTI.
The AIKS has been spearheading an agitation against the alleged land encroachment by staging protests including trying to forcibly enter the land located in Kaverirajapuram village (Justice Dinakaran's native village) in the district.
Impeachment proceedings, against Justice Dinakaran, are pending in the Rajya Sabha.