Greater Noida: Stepping up pressure on the
Uttar Pradesh government for better compensation, more farmers
here today decided to move court seeking to quash acquisition
of their land.
At a panchayat meeting in Sadullapur, farmers decided to
file petitions to quash acquisition of their acquired
properties. "Without court case, authorities do not agree for
negotiations," farmer leader Surinder Bhatti said.
At other panchayat meetings in Amnabad, Jewar and Dankore
areas, farmers were of similar view and apparently agreed to
move their petitions before August 17, even as Greater Noida
Industrial Development Authority today distributed cheques
among 100 patwari farmers who agreed to accept hiked
Till now, around 750 farmers have signed the pact with
Farmers also took strong exception to the passage amidst
din of a bill in the UP Assembly scrapping a provision that
allows people to seek restoration of their acquired land if it
remains unused for more than five years.
"This is anti-farmer amendment," a local Congress leader
Virendra Dhada said.