UP: Farmers killed over land acquisition protest

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Aligarh, Aug 15: Two farmers were killed and many others had been injured after police fired at protesting farmers in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Aug 14.

Demanding higher compensation for the land, which was acquired for the Yamuna Expressway project, the farmers had been sitting in a dharna.

According to CNN-IBN, situation was turned into worst, when the police tried to forcibly remove the protesters.

The angry farmers burned vehicles and two police posts.

The farmers of the area have been on a path of agitation demanding higher compensation rate for the land acquired for a township project by a leading real estate group along the Delhi-Agra Taj Expressway.

The farmers want the same compensation rate, which was given to owners of the land acquired between Aligarh and Noida, the channel reported.

The agitation is spreading from Aligarh to Mathura and authorities have sent Rapid Action Force and Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel to Jikarpur village.

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