Family of farmers bury themselves up to their necks to demand government compensation


Farmers in a village in west India held a unique protest against local government, by burying themselves up to their necks, in order to demand compensation for the use of their land.

Two farmers, a man and a woman, buried themselves in their fields, in a protest that lasted for around three to four hours.

The argument between the farmers and authorities started when the Government installed a 60KV power supply on their land in Jetpur, Rajkot district, Gujarat.

This prompted an outcry of claims that the farmers were not reasonably compensated for the use of their land.

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS