Farmers’ stir in Noida enters 10th day as meetings with officials remain inconclusive; demands include compensation for land acquired by authorities

Scores of young men held a shirtless protest on Wednesday as part of an ongoing farmers' agitation against the Noida Authority

Press Trust of India February 20, 2020 09:24:29 IST
Farmers’ stir in Noida enters 10th day as meetings with officials remain inconclusive; demands include compensation for land acquired by authorities
  • Scores of young men held a shirtless protest on Wednesday as part of an ongoing farmers' agitation against the Noida Authority

  • The farmers have been pressing for demands, including additional 64 percent compensation for their land acquired by the Noida Authority over the years

  • On Wednesday, the 10th day of the protest, the farmers organised a 'havan' outside the authority's Sector 6 headquarters

Noida: Scores of young men held a shirtless protest on Wednesday as part of an ongoing farmers' agitation against the Noida Authority.

Farmers stir in Noida enters 10th day as meetings with officials remain inconclusive demands include compensation for land acquired by authorities

File image of the protest launched by Noida farmers. Image courtesy: Twitter/@AAPUttarPradesh

The protest, which began on 10 February, is being headed by the Bharatiya Kisan Sangathan (BKS). The farmers have been pressing for demands, including additional 64 percent compensation for their land acquired by the Noida Authority over the years and a plot of 10 percent the size of the total land acquired.

The Noida Authority had on Tuesday deliberated over the matter in a four-hour-long meeting with the farmers' representatives and assured that their demands would be considered but no conclusive resolution could be reached, an official said.

On Wednesday, the 10th day of the protest, the farmers organised a 'havan' outside the authority's Sector 6 headquarters amid heavy security. "The 'havan' was done so that the Noida Authority gets 'shuddh buddhi'," Sukhvir Pahalwan, a BKS leader said.

Some women protestors attempted to barge into the office to meet the officials but were brought back, Pahalwan added. Last week, 11 protestors were arrested and jailed for three days, while scores were booked on Tuesday for defying section 144 of the CrPC which is in place in Noida, officials said.

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