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Farmer protesting in Mandola village dies, JD(U) leader

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

The protest by farmers in Mandola village over compensation for their lands acquired for an project took a new turn today with the death of a and JD(U) K C blaming the authorities for it. The farmers have been demanding higher compensation for land that was acquired from them by the Avas Vikas Parishad for its residential scheme since December 2, 2016.

The protesters were demanding compensation as per the declared acquisition policy of 2013. Since December 6, 2017, the farmers have been protesting half-naked. (80) was among them as his 5.5 bigha land was also acquired. Ten days ago, Khan experienced trouble breathing, following which he was sent home from the protest spot, the protesters said. Two days ago, he was admitted to Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in Delhi where he died during treatment yesterday. Reacting to the incident, said Khan's death showed the cruel and insensitive behaviour of the officials. The must constitute a committee to probe the negligence of the officials due to which Khan died, said, adding that errant officers must be punished. Meanwhile, said the deceased was not part of the hunger strike and was on bed rest at his house.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 23:50 IST
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