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Medha Patkar undertakes `padayatra` in Singur

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 16:25

Singur: Social activist Medha Patkar
on Wednesday appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
to keep in mind the interests sharecroppers and landless
labourers in Singur while returning acquired land to farmers.

Patkar, who undertook a `padayatra` here at the
abandoned Tata Motors project site, said the company should
realise the plight of farmers affected by industrialisation.

Meanwhile, the Hooghly district administration has
pasted 54 notices signed by District Magistrate Sripriya
Rangarajan on the walls of the project site with a copy of the
gazette notification scrapping the land deal with the Tatas.
Private security guards of Tata Motors have vacated
the site. Villagers alleged that a huge quantity of material
from the abandoned factory was stolen last night after the
departure of the security guards.

Official sources said that no one was being allowed
into the abandoned project site.


First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 16:25

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