Haryana will not allow injustice to Sikhs in Gujarat: Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said he is closely monitoring issue of alleged eviction of Sikh farmers from Gujarat`s Kutch region, and no injustice will be allowed to be done to them.

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said he is closely monitoring the issue of alleged eviction of Sikh farmers from Gujarat`s Kutch region, and no injustice will be allowed to be done to them.
"We are keeping a close watch on the situation and have taken steps to ensure that interests of Sikh farmers` in Gujarat are protected and justice is done to them," he said in a statement here.

A delegation of Haryana and Punjab Congress leaders including Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently and apprised him of the alleged discrimination meted out to Sikh farmers in Gujarat.

Sikh farmers were given barren government land close to the international borders in Kutch district in exchange of a token amount by then Congress-led government in Gujarat, Hooda said.

"The farmers developed the land and settled there. But, after having nurtured the land for decades, they were told in 2010 by the Narendra Modi-government that they had no right on their land," he said.

PTI

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