Odisha: Amid Land Acquisition, Dhinkia Villagers Denounce Massive Protests Against JSW | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News
Report from Kahnu Nanda, Jagatsinghpur: Amid land acquisition for the ongoing proposed JSW project in Nuagaon, Gadakujanga and the Dhinkia Panchayat partial block under Erasama, project opponents in Dhinkia income village exposed on Thursday a massive protest inside the village and expressed reluctance to sacrifice their land for JSW.
Meanwhile, a 15-member delegation from Kishan Morcha uni joined the protest.
Leaders of Kishan Morcha, ex-MP Narayan Reddy, environmentalist Praffula Samantaraiah, Suresh Panigrahi and others met with Erasama Tahasildar, police officials and vowed that human rights and fundamental rights project agitators are threatened, cops have surrounded the villages of Dhinkia, residents fear leaving the village, a shortage of essential products has been reported, the financial situation of the inhabitants at stake, they were not in the mood to give in land for the JSW project continuing unrest without interruption, so the administration should consider the plight of the villagers, morcha leaders pleaded.
On the turn Erasama Tahasildar Choudhury Pragyannanda Das informed that the leaders of Kishan Morcha held a good meeting with the administration on Thursday, we are ready to dialogue with the agitators, to examine their grievances but without a positive response from them, even if they blocked the entrance to the village, restricting the entry of the police, government officials of the JSW authority in the village, once again the civil administration calls on the villagers to come forward for discussion, Tahasildar said .
Earlier on Thursday, a massive protest rally was held in Dhinkia village where thousands of villagers, including women, children converged on Phulakhai temple, held protest meetings and pledged not to authorize our lands for industrial purposes. The project proposed by JSW would be vehemently opposed.
However, the betel vine demolition campaign continued in Patana, in the villages of Mahala Dhinkia, 118 vines were razed, 53 beneficiaries reimbursed an amount of Rs 1.41, 93.79, as has revealed a press release from JSW on Thursday.