Ramgarh : Opposing the ongoing anti-encroachment drive of J&K Administration which has rendered many poor homeless, Former Minister Yashpal Kundal today submitted a memorandum of demands to LG Manoj Sinha through Tehsildar Ramgarh. Led by Kundal, Hundred of farmers from border belt reached ramgarh tehsil today to support the local residents’ ongoing agitation against eviction drive of J&K Government. Kundal said the Government should immediately enact a strong land policy, provide relief and rehabilitate the sufferers of the ongoing eviction drive.
Kundal appealed to the Government to spare the marginal farmers from the ongoing anti-encroachment drive. While addressing farmers, Kundal said, “we hail the Government’s move of vacating the State land from the land grabbers but the small and marginal farmers should be spared by the Revenue Department as LG Manoj Sinha has himself promised that the lands of the poor farmers wouldn’t be taken back”. “Despite LG’s assurance, the Revenue Department teams have been issuing notices to the small farmers. As such, LG should clear the air on this issue and give it in written that the small farmers wouldn’t be harassed anymore,” he said.