(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 20, 2013
AIKS Protests Lathicharge on Farmers
India Kisan Sabha
(AIKS) has condemned the brutal police lathicharge on
farmers who were peacefully
protesting against the unjust acquisition of land in Gautam
Budh Nagar, Uttar
Pradesh for Ponty Chaddha’s controversial
Through a statement issued on January 4 by it president S Ramachandran Pillai and general secretary K Varadha Rajan, the Kisan Sabha expressed solidarity with the farmers of Gautam Budh Nagar who are fighting against unjust land acquisition. It noted that the Wave City Hi-tech Township would affect people of 18 villages. The farmers as well as land and livelihood losers have been fighting against this acquisition for more than 160 days. The farmers have formed a broadbased Kisan Sangharsh Samiti to fight for their rights and demand the implementation of the High Court judgement calling for 64 per cent hike in compensation and allotment of 10 per cent of the developed land for land-losers.
On January 4, a delegation of the Uttar Pradesh Kisan Sabha, under the leadership of S R Bhati, along with farmers met the Greater NOIDA Development Authority representatives to register protest against the police action.
farmers including the injured protestors held a protest
dharna at Jantar Mantar