Adityapur villagers stage demonstration against encroachment

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Jamshedpur: Hundreds of villagers of Adityapur staged demonstration at the Adityapur football ground on Sunday against the alleged attempts by certain private companies to encroach the lands of Adivasis and Moolvasis.

United under the banner of Zameen Suraksha Sangharsh Samiti, the villagers alleged that the private companies were purchasing the land of tribal people at rates much below the current market rates in Anandpur.

The tribal people of the area do not want to give their lands to the private companies. As a result, the companies are doing everything to grab the land, alleged Shyam Chandra Sardar, president of the outfit.

A meeting of the local villagers was also convened today. It was decided to put up strong resistance against the private companies trying to encroach the villagers’ land, said Maheshwar Mahato, general secretary of the outfit.

Among others present at the meeting included Nepal Mahato, Sukhdev Sardar, Raso Mahato, Manoj Mahato, Ranjeet Vej, Padmini Sardar, Neelkanth Das and Rajendra Sardar.

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