SP workers hold demonstration to protest farmers` arrest

Samajwadi Party workers today held demonstration here, protesting the arrest of farmers in Greater Noida.

Updated: Mar 29, 2010, 22:31 PM IST

Noida: Samajwadi Party workers today held
demonstration here, protesting the arrest of farmers in
Greater Noida.

Hundreds of SP workers led by Mahanagar president
Rakesh Yadav assembled outside Jaipuria Plaza in Sector 26 and
marched to City Magistrate office.

From there they proceeded to District Magistrate camp
office and courted arrest.

Yadav said that farmers were holding protest as
authority was not listening to their just demand of increase
in compensation for land acquisition.

Farmers, who have been holding a protest for over a
fortnight on the issue, had yesterday stopped the development
work at three sites in Greater Noida, demanding a hike in
compensation for land acquisition.

The district administration had arrested over two
hundred agitating farmers and sent them to jail.

-PTI