Villagers protest acquisition of land

Updated on May 27, 2007 10:37 PM IST
Villagers held a rally in Gurgaon to protest the acquisition of land by the Haryana State Industries and Infrastructure Development Corporation.
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PTI | By, Gurgaon

Hundreds of villagers, whose land were being acquired by the Haryana State Industries and Infrastructure Development Corporation, on Sunday held a rally in Gurgaon to protest the acquisition.

The farmers had formed a 'Krishi Bhoomi Bachao Andolan' (save farmland movement) committee and recently met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who reportedly told them that the land on which any construction activity is going on would not be acquired.

Not satisfied with the assurance, the villagers today held the protest rally at village Panchagaon here and also blocked the National Highway-8 for some time before being persuaded by senior officials to lift the blockade.

The protestors asked the government not to acquire their land and announced that they would organise a 'Mahapanchayat' (grand congregation) on June 17 if their demand is not met, officials said.

The villagers primarily hail from Mokalwas, Pukharpur, Kharkheri, Baslambi, Manesar, Punchagaon, Mohammed Jharsa and Kasan, located near NH-8, some 30 km from Gurgaon city.

Meanwhile, Sukhbir Jaunapuria, MLA from Sohna, today alleged that the political opponents of the ruling party were "unnecessarily trying to make an issue by instigating the villagers of Manesar area".

The independent MLA, who is supporting the Congress, criticised the INLD and BJP leaders for the agitation.

The MLA claimed that "maximum compensation" would be paid to those whose land had been acquired. He also assured that the owners of few houses randomly built in the acquired land would be given pieces of land nearby in exchange.

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