RS PURA, Dec 11: M Y Tarigami, CPI (M) President, J&K, today visited Gharana Wetland and extended wholehearted support to farmers affected by the Government initiatives to develop the place which is one of the favourite destinations of the migratory birds visiting the country from Europe and other places.
It is pertinent to mention that DDC Member Suchetgarh Taranjit Singh Tony had appealed to the CPI (M) President to visit the site and take firsthand appraisal of the situation arising out of Government’s adamancy over the issue as the affected farmers are seeking adequate compensation by demanding land chunks in place of their land which has come under the project.
Tarigami after having one to one discussion with a group of affected farmers, assured full support and vowed to take up the matter with LG Manoj Sinha and other concerned quarters for an amicable resolution.
Later, Tony and Sarpanch Gharana Gurdyal Singh Sony also apprised Tarigami about the present scenario and submitted a memorandum of demands of the farming community.
Tarigami assured that he will leave no stone unturned to resolve the issue at the earliest. He however said that there is nothing so big in the demands of farmers therefore there is no reason that LG Sinha will deny to accede to demands. He said that farmers are demanding what they deserve and therefore their issue will be resolved on merits.
Tony, while speaking on the occasion, said despite the promise of the Divisional Commissioner that he will go to Gharana wetland after Friday along with concerned officers, no information regarding the date and time has been conveyed which clearly shows that the Government is not serious about the farmers issue.
Tony appealed to all the farming community to get united as the Government seems non-serious about the ‘Very Genuine’ demand for land as substitute of land. He said we will fight tooth and nail to get justice delivered. He said that he will take the matter to its logical end and come what may he will not leave the affected farmers in the current mayhem. He said that the Government should not test the patience of the farming community as they are prepared for any kind of sacrifice to get justice.