Babulal Marandi`s hunger strike enters fourth day

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 14:15

Ranchi: Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric)
chief Babulal Marandi`s hunger strike against the state
Government`s anti-encroachment drive entered the fourth day
on Wednesday.
Marandi, who is on hunger strike from May 1, said he
would continue his fast till the state agreed to rehabilitate
all the displaced people through legislation.



Marandi claimed that nearly 19 lakh people had been
displaced following the setting up of PSUs and private sectors
at various places in the state.



Arjun Munda-led Jharkhand government, however, insisted
that the administration was honouring the High Court directive
to remove encroachment in government land.
Four persons had been killed in police firing at Matkoria
in Dhanbad on April 27 while two died at Islam Nagar in Ranchi
on April 5 when protesters opposed bulldozers flattening their
dwellings.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 14:15

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