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Bhartiya Kisan Union blocks Yamuna Expressway in protest

The two-hour blockade was lifted after the protesters were given assurance of speedy redressal of their problems, said Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Mahaban) Upama Pandey.


PTI Last Updated at 04 Aug 2018, 01:08 IST India

The activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union blocked the Yamuna Expressway today to press for their demands.

The two-hour blockade was lifted after the protesters were given assurance of speedy redressal of their problems, said Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Mahaban) Upama Pandey.

"We were left with no option but to demonstrate as the administration was turning a blind eye to the problems of farmers," district president of Bhartiya Kisan Union Raj Kumar Tomar said.

The demands included compensation for the inundated crop, financial assistance for damaged houses, including the names of farmers left out of the crop insurance scheme, Tomar added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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