Fighting Injustice in Polepally SEZ

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SEZ-affected want their lands back

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Special Correspondent : State accused of being unconcerned about farmers’ woes

‘TRS against units coming up at farmers’ expense

KCR favours Mamta Banerjee style of agitation

POLEPALLI (Mahbubnagar district): Even as political parties are making a beeline to air their protest against “forcible acquisition” of lands for the special economic zone here, the affected people are asking them to come up with concrete steps to ensure that they got their lands back.

“Several parties are calling on us after we are evicted from our lands, but nobody is coming up with steps to reclaim the acquired lands,” lamented Seenaiah Goud, a farmer whose land has been acquired for the SEZ.

He was addressing the “maha dharna” organised by the Communist Party of India (CPI) here on Tuesday.

The affected families expressed their firm resolve to see that the units being set up in the SEZ are relocated and the acquired land handed over to them.

‘No compromise’

“We want our lands back and we are not going to compromise on that,” an affected woman Chukkamma said.

TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who was the main attraction at the dharna, criticised the “thick skinned” government that was not concerned about the farmers’ problems.

He favoured a ‘Trinamool leader Mamta Banerjee style’ of agitation to ensure that the government heeded the requests of the farmers.

Only solution

“The TRS is not against industrialisation, but we are against any unit that comes up at the expense of farmers,” he said asserting that the separate Telangana State which “has now become a certainty” was the only solution to the problems.

Courtesy: The Hindu

URL: http://www.hindu.com/2008/11/05/stories/2008110557580300.htm

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Written by dilkibaatein

November 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

Posted in English, News Archive

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