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'Jal Satyagraha' against sand mining in Ken river

Press Trust of India  |  Banda (UP) 

Over 300 farmers Thursday started "Jal Satyagrah" to protest against in near Kolawal in Girwan area here in the region.

"Over 300 farmers, including around 50 women, started 'Jal Satyagrah' by entering the waters of the to protest against in the area due to which their crops are getting damaged," said

He said the company involved in the deviated from the allotted place and has also made a temporary bridge on the river to make passage for the sand-laden trucks.

"We are trying to talk to the members, who are spearheading the stir," the said.

Organisers of the stir, Rajabhaiya Singh and Shahroz Fatima alleged the henchmen of sand mafia had Sunday opened fire on farmers when they objected to passing of trucks through their fields.

"When informed, the police did nothing and threatened farmers to send them to jail. We have lodged a complaint regarding this with the The officers are aware of the but nothing is being done," he alleged.

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First Published: Thu, November 01 2018. 15:05 IST