Farmers wanting higher land compensation seek Prez Kovind’s nod for suicide

Peasants agitating for higher compensation in opposition to their land acquired for two freeway initiatives in Jalore district of Rajasthan have written to President Ram Nath Kovind, in search of permission to embrace dying, one in every of their leaders stated Saturday.

Ramesh Dalal, the president of Bharat Bhoomi Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, which is main the agitation, stated a letter addressed to the president, during which the farmers have desired dying and sought permission to commit euthanasia, was handed over to a district administration official on the dharna web site on Saturday.

As there was no concrete step to deal with the farmers’ demand in two days, the farmers have expressed their anguish by the letter and have sought permission to embrace dying,” Dalal stated.

He additionally stated one of many agitating farmers climbed on a tree and tried suicide on Saturday.

Police, nonetheless, didn’t affirm any suicide bid on the dharna web site at Bhagora in Jalore. No such data is there, Jalore superintendent of Police Himmat Abhilash Tank stated.

Dalal stated the district collector talked to him over cellphone and knowledgeable him a few assembly with further chief secretary, mounted for Monday in Jaipur.

A delegation will go to Jaipur on Monday to satisfy the official,” he stated.

Thousands of farmers started an indefinite dharna in Jalore district of Rajasthan on Friday to press for their demand of revision of compensation in opposition to acquisition of their land for the 2 freeway initiatives.

He alleged that a number of irregularities are there within the compensation supplied by the federal government and demanded motion in opposition to responsible officers.

One freeway will cross from Rajasthan’s Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer and Jalore districts, whereas the second will cross from Dausa, Alwar and close by areas.

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