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November 29, 2022 10:31 pm

Mining firm staff attack protesting farmers in Yamunanagar district, two hurt

Yamunanagar, November 21

Two farmers were injured when they were allegedly attacked by some people involved in mining activities in Yamunanagar district today. The injured have been identified as Parth Rana and Kirpal Rana, both residents of Model Town Karhera village. They have been admitted to the Civil Hospital.

According to information, the farmers had given a call to hold a protest against illegal mining allegedly being carried out by a mining firm in Jathlana area (riverbed mining in the Yamuna river area) of the district.

The farmers under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Charuni) assembled near Model Town Karhera village today.

Addressing the farmers, Sanju Gundiana, district president of the BKU, alleged that the mining firm had changed the natural stream of the Yamuna to carry out sand mining due to which the farmers’ agricultural land was getting eroded into the river.

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