Daoke (Punjab), Sep 9(ANI): Hundreds of farmers in several villages along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Attari sector claim that they have not received compensation for the land acquired by government to set-up a patrolling strip along the zero line that divides both the countries.
Farmers said that the government has paid them for the land acquired, but compensation has never been paid.
“Government acquired our land just after partition for zero line to be used for patrolling. But, no compensation has been given to us for the 14-feet-wide strip,” said Kashmir Singh, a farmer.
Residents of villages in Attari sector including Daokae, Baropal, Nashta, Mahawa, Raja Tal, Noshehra Dhalla and Havanyian are demanding the compensation.
Villagers said that they had approached authorities several times, however, no action has been taken by the government.
“We approached the government, but no one paid heed to our problem. We also approached BSF officials, but nothing was done,” said Harbhajan Singh, a farmer. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)