For the first time in the state, farmers on Gandhi Jayanti took ‘zameen samadhi satyagraha’ for Indefinite Period where their bodies (with only the heads sticking out) remained buried under the earth. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has acquired huge chuck of land to develop second largest housing colony in the city.
Nagendra Singh, coordinator, Ninder Bacho Kisan Yuva Samiti, said, ” We have started our protest against the JDA’s injustice. Our samadhi would continue till the time state government does not roll back it’s decision and announce to de-acquire our lands.”
On the first day, 22 farmers sat inside the pits. Slogans against JDA and Jai Jawan Jai Kisan were raised by the remaining protesters who camped in the Ninder area to motivate farmers who have taken ‘zameen samadhi’.
Protesters claimed , more farmers will sit on dharna inside the pit , if state government do not take any initiation to resolve their demands.
Farmers further alleged, “The state government is insensitive towards farmers. No representative from JDA or state government came forward for talks. We are protesting here for the past 14 days. However, when government neglected our demands, we decided to intensify our protest and take ‘zameen samadhi’,” said another protester .
Source : timesofindia