Abadi land dispute: Protesting farmers break barricades near Noida authority office

Published on Sep 28, 2021 12:01 AM IST

They urged the Noida authority not to touch their extended abadi in villages, while demanding for an additional land compensation, settlement of the land dispute, among other benefits.

The farmers have been protesting over the issue since September 1, said officials on Monday. (Sunil Ghosh /HT)
The farmers have been protesting over the issue since September 1, said officials on Monday. (Sunil Ghosh /HT)

Farmers from across Noida removed barricades, broke a gate of the outer periphery, and reached the city authority’s main administrative building in Sector 6 on Monday to protest against the authority and the Uttar Pradesh government over the abadi land dispute.

They urged the authority not to touch their extended abadi in villages, while demanding for an additional land compensation, settlement of the land dispute, among other benefits. They have been protesting over the issue since September 1. Police had earmarked a space near the Harola community centre there to maintain a proper vehicular movement in the area during the ongoing protest which usually takes place nearly 800 meters away from the authority office.

On Monday afternoon, nearly 1,500 farmers on tractors marched towards the main administrative building, while shouting slogans against the authority and the state government. Police tried to stop them, but the farmers outnumbered them, removed the barricades, and broke the lock of one of the gates on the outer periphery, which leads to the Noida authority’s main administrative building.

“Our protest has been going on for 27 days (till Monday), but the Noida authority is not considering our demands seriously, or solving the abadi land dispute. Farmers who gave their land for the development of this well-planned city are facing a lot of difficulties. It seems that the authority is trying to ruin their lives further. But we will not let this happen. Our agitation will continue until all the issues are addressed,” said Anil Yadav, senior farmer leader, who is also leading the protest.

Many women farmers, children, and elderly people also joined the protest on Monday. With expanded families, there is no land left for the children in the villages, they said.

“There are no drains, sewer lines, clean drinking water, roads, or other basic amenities in our villages. The authority officials are misleading the state government, and are not addressing our grievances,” said Sukhbir Arya, a farmer leader from Bhartiya Kisan Parishad.

The authority, however, said it is ready to accept the demands of the farmers within legal limitations. “We have discussed the farmers’ issues many times, and are ready to talk to the farmers. But we cannot accept some of their demands due to legal issues... We can sit and discuss this,” said a Noida authority official, requesting anonymity.

Meanwhile, the Gautam Budh Nagar additional deputy commissioner of police, Ranvijay Singh, convinced the farmers to return to the Harola protest site. “We have appealed to the farmers to continue their agitation peacefully at the designated site. The farmers agreed to this and returned to the Harola protest site. We hope that the farmers and the authority will resolve the issues amicably, at the earliest.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Vinod Rajput writes on environment, infrastructure, real estate and government policies in Noida and Greater Noida. He has reported on environment and infrastructure in Delhi, Gurgaon and Panchkula in the past.

Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • From Sukhna Lake the cyclists will go to New Chandigarh via Mullanpur Circle, Matka Chowk, Madhya Marg. (HT PHOTO )

    113-km triathlon to be held in Chandigarh on August 21

    Tuffman India will organise the first edition of the 113-km triathlon in Chandigarh and Mohali on August 21. The swimming stretch of the triathlon will be held at Sukhna Lake at 6am on Sunday, after which athletes will start on the cycling circuit on the Kurali-Chandigarh road. From Sukhna Lake the cyclists will go to New Chandigarh via Mullanpur Circle, Matka Chowk, Madhya Marg. There are five categories of triathlon and duathlon.

  • Rajesh Kumar, in-charge of the anti-narcotics cell of the Karnal police, said that they had got the secret information that the accused drug peddler, Dalchand of UP, was present near Karnal and a team led by sub-inspector Vikas Kumar managed to arrest him (HT Photo/ Representational Image)

    UP-based drug peddler held with 1.90 kg opium in Karnal

    A team of the anti-narcotics cell of the Karnal police has arrested a drug peddler and claimed to have recovered 1.90kg of opium from him. The police have identified the accused as Dalchand of Makrandpur village in Badayun district of Uttar Pradesh. The police have booked him under the relevant Sections of the NDPS Act at Sadar police station. He was produced in court and was taken on four-day police remand.

  • The HC bench of justice Vinod S Bhardwaj acted on the plea from two Palwal residents, who had challenged NHAI’s decision to allow the collection of toll by the concessionaire. The HCt has sought a response from the NHAI, among others, on a plea challenging the collection of toll at Gadpuri in Palwal on the Delhi-Agra highway. (HT Photo/ Representational image)

    HC notice on plea challenging collection of toll at Gadpuri on Delhi-Agra highway

    The Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a response from the National Highways Authority of India, among others, on a plea challenging the collection of toll at Gadpuri in Palwal on the Delhi-Agra highway. The high court bench of justice Vinod S Bhardwaj acted on the plea from two Palwal residents, Karan Singh Dala, a former MLA, and Rajvir, who had challenged NHAI's decision to allow the collection of toll by the concessionaire.

  • From Yamuna in Delhi to Ambala, a green corridor will be constructed, which will reduce the traffic on the Delhi-Chandigarh national highway, Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala said. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 projects worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>87 crore in Sonepat. (HT File Photo)

    Haryana deputy CM on stone-laying spree in Sonepat

    Haryana deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 16 projects worth Rs 87 crore in Sonepat. Interacting with reporters, Dushyant said Union minister Nitin Gadkari had accepted all the demands related to the road development in the state. He said the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Maruti-Suzuki plant at Kharkhauda on August 28.

  • The commission of inquiry to be headed by Justice LN Mittal (retd) will also suggest deterrent measures to prevent the re-occurrence of such incidents and to curb the illegal mining in that area in the future. The killing of the DSP by the mining mafia had brought under the national spotlight the malaise of illegal mining in Nuh district. (HT File Photo)

    Mining mafia attack: Retired high court judge to probe killing of DSP in Nuh

    A month after the mining mafia killed deputy superintendent of police Surender Singh in Nuh district on July 19, the Haryana government has instituted a commission of inquiry to look into the circumstances leading to the death of the DSP who was mowed down by a dumper during a raid to check illegal mining.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now