Farmers to block roads in protest of the amendment to land acquisition act
The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene are making arrangements to block the roads all over the state today to protest against the proposed changes to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Talking to press, Raitha Sangha President Kodihalli Chandrasekar informed that the state government is planning to detach the main features of the 2013 act including the compulsory farmers’ consent clause, four folds compensation on the present market price, etc. “the state government is planning to acquire the land through a committee headed by the DCS in every district. We will not allow this to happen,” he stated.
He also said that “The farmers will block all the roads leading to Bengaluru and even the Bengaluru city roads. We want to send a strong message to the government.”