Karnal: AAP protests against land ordinance

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2015 20:21 IST

Local chapter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday held a protest against the Centre's ordinance amending the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013.

Led by state secretary Paramjit Singh Katyal, the AAP workers burned copies of the ordinance at the mini-secretariat. Demanding a roll back, the protesters said the ordinance clock back to the British colonial era, allowing for land grab from farmers and tribal without their consent.

They submitted memorandum to the district administration with letters addressed to the Prime Minister opposing the ordinance's provisions.

Katyal said, besides Karnal, the AAP activists in Panchkula, Yamunanagar, Sonepat, Kurukshetra also submitted memorandums.

"We have constituted village teams to discuss the ordinance with the farmers. The BJP has left farmers' rights in a perpetual state of emergency and will allow land to be acquired for even golf courses, private schools with this ordinance," he said.

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