India | Farmers protest against acquisition of land, seek 'right to die'

Farmers protest against acquisition of land, seek ‘right to die’

Over 5,000 farmers in the Indian state of Gujarat are fighting the acquisition of land by a state power utility, saying a law passed in 2013 means the land has reverted to them, but if the state persists they 'wish to be killed by the army'

April 25, 2018 7:25 PM (UTC+8)
Indian farmers and activists take part in an anti-nuclear protest at Jaspara-Mithi Virdi village in Bhavnagar, 260km from Ahmedabad, in March 2013. The protest was held to oppose a 6,000 MW nuclear plant proposed at the coastal site. The current protest is against a lignite power plant planned on the same land. Photo: AFP/ Sam Panthaky
Indian farmers and activists take part in an anti-nuclear protest at Jaspara-Mithi Virdi village in Bhavnagar, 260km from Ahmedabad, in March 2013. The protest was held to oppose a 6,000 MW nuclear plant proposed at the coastal site. The current protest is against a lignite power plant planned on the same land. Photo: AFP/ Sam Panthaky
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