Nahra Power Grid: Police force increased, farmers held panchayat, deadlock between the two continues


Nahra Power Grid: Police force increased, farmers held panchayat, deadlock between the two continues

Sonipat: There is a deadlock between the administration and the villagers regarding the laying of power line in Nahra village. On Tuesday, work to dig pits in the village was intensified under the supervision of the police. In this regard, the tower company called for an increase in police forces, whereupon the number of police forces was increased. On the other hand, farmers demanding increase in compensation held a panchayat at the protest site. Anger was expressed in the panchayat over the police registering a case against the farmers. At the same time, farmers made it clear that they would continue their protest. Farmers are not afraid of lawsuits. The farmers will also hold another mahapanchayat, the date of which will be decided soon.

The power line began in Kutch, Gujarat

As part of the transmission line that started from Kutch in Gujarat, the line will be laid from Auchandi in Delhi to Mahra village in Sonipat. What the farmers of Nahra village reject. The farmers are demanding market compensation for this. After the farmers were imprisoned, the company had also started installing the tower, but the farmers have been on strike ever since. In addition, several meetings between farmers and the company and administrative officials were held on this matter, but no result was achieved. On Sunday, the farmers held a mahapanchayat where they filled the pits dug by the company and decided that the work would be carried out only after receiving compensation. During this time there were also clashes between the farmers and the police administration.

The farmer is ready to be hanged for his land

The Kundli police station has registered a case against 100 farmers, including 16 named, for obstructing government work, threatening and misbehaving with government officials, based on the statement of a company official. There are also many leading farmers among the nominated farmers. These include BKU youth district president Virendra Pahal, United Kisan Morcha member Ravi Azad and other farmers. On Tuesday, farmers expressed their anger against the panchayat at the protest site and while filing complaints. The farmers said he was ready to be hanged for his land. There was talk of holding another mahapanchayat soon.

The work continued throughout the night and the police remained on duty

Amid the tension, work is currently underway to lay the power line in Nahra. It is said that people also worked at night. With the help of bulldozers, the soil was removed from all the pits filled by the farmers. A heavy police presence remained on site. Fearing farmers’ protests, the police were even deployed at night.

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