Coerced into giving up 417 acres, declare villagers

Coerced into giving up 417 acres, declare villagers


Fatehgarh Sahib, Might 17

Days after Minister for Rural Growth and Panchayats Kuldep Singh Dhaliwal claimed villagers of Chaleri Kalan right here had voluntarily surrendered 417 acres of panchayat land, which they and their ancestors had been cultivating since 1904, the farmers as we speak claimed they have been coerced into handing over the land to the federal government.

Will battle it out: SAD

The SAD will elevate the problem with the federal government and battle it out politically and legally to safeguard the farmers’ pursuits. Prem Singh Chandumajra, SAD chief

Throughout a gathering with SAD chief Prem Singh Chandumajra, the villagers alleged they have been marginal farmers and made each ends meet by tilling the land that had been made fertile by the sweat and toil of their ancestors.

Chandumajra stated the SAD would elevate the problem with the federal government and battle it out politically and legally to safeguard the farmers’ pursuits.

Addressing mediapersons, Chandumajra warned the federal government towards harassing small farmers and stated it ought to as a substitute give attention to ‘huge sharks’ who had been occupying 1000’s of acres.

He stated the federal government ought to begin a marketing campaign to get the land vacated from politically-influential folks. “It was unethical to grab away the bread and butter from small farmers, as a substitute of offering them with aid owing to low yield this yr,” he stated, including if “harassment” of farmers didn’t cease, the Akalis would begin a battle towards the federal government.

In the meantime, former Bassi Pathana MLA Justice Nirmal Singh (retd) has termed the transfer to get panchayat land vacated from encroachers a “political stunt”.

He stated little had been to vacate the land from huge sharks who had constructed colonies on such land or offered it. No circumstances had been registered towards those that had tampered with data to transform the widespread land into personal land.

He demanded that one-third of the panchayat land, which was to be reserved for the Scheduled Caste as per the legislation, must be given to SC scheduled caste cooperative societies for cultivation on five-year lease. — TNS

‘Cease concentrating on small farmers’

Jalandhar: Congress’ Bholath MLA Sukhpal Khaira on Tuesday urged the federal government to cease recovering panchayat land from small and landless farmers and as a substitute act towards huge sharks. Khaira known as upon small farmers, going through stress to vacate panchayat land that they’d been tilling for years, to assemble at Gurdwara Amb Sahib in Mohali on Might 22, the place a panel of attorneys could be there to offer authorized assist.





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