UP farmers to restart 2-year-old Yamuna project agitation?

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Aligarh, Aug 18: The farmers who have been affected by the Yamuna Expressway project in Greater Noida have now threatened to resume their agitation if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to respond to their demands by September 5.

The Kisan Sangharsh Samiti in a memorandum sent to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, demanded that there should be a parity in compensation rates for all districts through which the expressway passes.

Yamuna Expressway worth Rs 9739 crores has emerged as one of hottest destinations for property investors of late. The farmers have demanded immediate release of their leader Manveer Singh Tivatia, who has been in jail for more than six weeks now.

Their demand also includes withdrawal of all cases against farmers involved in the agitation, and ownership rights on eight per cent of the land acquired in all townships.

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