Greater Noida: Farmers of Greater Noida will be taking out a peace march on Saturday in order to stage a protest against the Bhatta-Parsaul agitation and demand compensation for the killed and injured peasants.

As a mark of protest, the villagers will tie black bands. Several prominent organizations of farmers are likely to participate in the procession.

Dr Rupesh Verma, spokesperson of Land Acquisition Resistance Agitation informed, “Farmers from 60 villages have been invited to participate in the peace march and they are likely to support the protest in huge number.”

He said farmers are demanding that those who were killed and injured during the Bhatta Parsaul violence must get adequate compensation.

He said that the Central government should bring the Bill to make amendments in the Land Acquisition Act and then only the issue can be resolved.

“Before the new Act comes into existence, the representatives of the farmers should be included in the committee in order to resolve the issues in the existing Act,” said Dr Verma.

Villagers upset over political gimmick

Meanwhile, villagers are upset over the political turf war which started after the bloody clash which took place on May 7. The villagers lamented that they were subjected to huge embarrassment after the allegations were made by the political leaders that women were sexually assaulted.

Virendri, who returned after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, said that she never mentioned anything which could bring bad name for her village. She maintained that the issue of rape charges was being unnecessarily exaggerated.

JPN/Bureau