UP farmers win battle; HC cancels land acquisition

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Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad, May 30: It seems that farmers in Uttar Pradesh have won their battle against Chief Minister Mayawati as Allahabad High Court delivered its verdict in the favour of the farmers.

The High Court on Monday, May 30 canceled the 170 hectare land acquisition in Gulistanpur in Greater Noida. Earlier 100 farmers approached the court seeking justice as the government "forcefully" grabbed the farm lands.

The Mayawati government reportedly acquired the land for private real estate developers. The High Court also asked the state government to pay for any monetary loss to any farmer.

However, the Supreme Court on the same day refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI enquiry into the alleged excesses and violence unleashed by the Uttar Pradesh government on farmers protesting against "forcible" acquisition of land at Bhatta Parsaul.

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