BHOPAL: The Ekta Parishad, which was going to take out ‘Bhoomi Samvad Yatra’ from Budhni to Bhopal from February 19-23, demanding land rights for Tribals, has decided to put off the protest. Now, a ‘Bhumi Adhikar Panchayat’ will be held in Bhopal, which would be attended by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Ekta Parishad convener Deepak Agarwal said the Yatra has been postponed as consensus on some issues was arrived at after a discussion between chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Parishad’s founder PV Rajagopal. Agarwal said Chouhan has agreed on distribution of land to the deprived in collaboration with social organisations.
Chouhan has also agreed on constitution of a committee for giving land ownership documents to the landless and resolving the issue of ‘Orange Area’ (Around 40 lakh acres of land claimed by both the Revenue and the Forest departments) and getting common land in villages freed from illegal occupation. Now, Bhumi Adhikar Panchayat would be held in Bhopal on February 23.
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