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Land Reforms Act: Farmers’ unions up ante against state govt

Mysuru, August 3:- The protest against the state government’s move to amendment Land Reforms Act has been on ever since the BJP government decided to go ahead with its decision. Many farmers’ unions have joined hands to protest against the government decision. Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Karnataka Sugarcane Growers’ Union and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha have come together with the common slogan – ‘Let our land remain with us, it is not for others.’

KRRS, Hasiru Sene and, Mysuru-Chamarajanagar Zilla Farmers’ Union symbolically began their protest through postcard movement.

The protesters, who had gathered near Devegowda Circle on Bannur Road, said, “Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa knows the amendment is not in the interest of the farmers. The decision will only help those with money and the farmers will be made scapegoats. Marginal farmers will be destroyed.” The protesters posted postcards to the Chief Minister to express their anger.

Speaking on the occasion, Kuruburu Shanthakumar said, “Every village in the state is protesting against the amendment. The state government, it seems, is trying to help the corporates. Eventually, farmers will lose their land. We will continue our protests to create awareness among farmers. On August 8, we will be protesting near the District Law Courts complex in the city. On August 15, we are planning to protest near the Deputy Commissioner’s office.”

Hosur Kumar, Hosakote Basavaraju and others were present during the protest. (MR/KS)

 

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