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Farmers of many villages carried out a protest outside the District Administrative Complex Wednesday for not getting back their land that was acquired for the SYL canal.
The farmers said that they did not get the copies of their mutations done by the district revenue department. The protest ended after Deputy Commissioner (DC) D S Mangat assured the farmers to personally look into the matter.
Gurinder Singh, one of the farmers who is also a member of the district advisory committee, said that the government had acquired around 735 acres of land in the district in 1987 for the construction of the canal. He added that the canal was not constructed in their land but they were also not the owners and now after the state government’s decision to transfer the land on the names of their original owners, they want their lands back.
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“Whenever we go to the tehsil office to inquire about our copies of the mutations, the officials ask us to wait for some more days. It has been around ten days when the mutations were done and the officials ask us to take our copies. We also did not get any record online. We wanted to take this issue in the knowledge of the senior officers,” said Gurinder Singh.
The farmers came fro Kishangarh, Chatt and Bakarpur village.
DC D S Mangat assured the farmers that he will ask the concerned officials abut the delay in the transfer of land.