Greater Noida: Marking the first anniversary of Uttar Pradesh police crackdown on farmers in Bhatta Parsaul who protested acquisition of their land by the then Mayawati government,farmers on Monday staged a sit-demonstration demanding withdrawal of cases against them.
A few hundred farmers assembled at the Bhatta,where the farmers had launched their anti-land acquisition stir last January. The agitation had turned violent on May 7 last year and a police-farmers clash took place in which two farmers and as many policemen were killed and several injured in exchange of fire.
Farmers leader Manvir Singh Tevatia was leading the agitation and police had arrested him and others and filed cases against them on charges of kidnapping,assault,rioting and other offences under IPC.
Since then,9 farmers are still in jail while the rest have got bail.
Farmers said they will not allow any construction till the arrested farmers are released from jail and cases against them withdrawn.
UPs 1st solar power plant to be unveiled
LUCKNOW: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate the states first 2 MW solar power plant in Barabanki district on Thursday. The plant,installed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been executed by Lucknow-based Technical Associates Limited (TAL). The plant is installed over an area of nearly 17 acres and consists of 24,290 solar photovoltaic modules that works together to produce 2 MW of clean reliable energy.