Gokul barrage-hit Mathura farmers seek permission to commit suicide

  • Lucknow, Hindustan Times, HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2015 11:04 IST

The agitating farmers awaiting compensation for their land that have been affected by Gokul barrage in Mathura have written a letter to the President of India seeking permission to commit group suicide on 15th of August. The agitating farmers of Damodarpura village in Mathura on Sunday also took out a procession to air their grievance.

They also wrote a letter to the President seeking permission to commit group suicide. They said 700 acres of land from 11 villages has been submerged affecting about 25,000 farmers.

‘Instead of granting compensation, the district administration has imposed Goonda Act on farmers,’ alleged Praveen Chaudhary, district secretary of BJP Yuva morcha adding, ‘This has left them with no other choice but to commit mass suicide.”

The farmers are demanding compensation four times the circle rate and withdrawal of fake cases against them.

Talking on the issue, ADM Finance Jai Shankar Mishra said compensation was being distributed withless than 50 far mers yet to be covered. ‘Thirteen of these farmers have filed a writ in the High Court. Compensation would be granted to these farmers in compliance with the court’s order,’ stated Mishra.

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