Hubbub in politics over issue of Sikh farmers of Gujarat

Eviction of farmers from Gujarat speaks State Govt. intentions
With the Lok Sabha elections getting closer, Gujarat’s decision to evict farmers of others States, including some Sikhs who have been cultivating lands in Kutch for decades, speaks about the much noise, confusion, excitement and activity in the politics.In fact, the matter, which has gone to court, came under spotlight after the BJP made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its campaign chief for the general election.

Incidentally, Modi began his campaign by addressing an impressive rally at Pathankot in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on June 23. Utilizing this, the Congress launched an offensive to embarrass the ruling Akali Dal-BJP alliance, projecting Mr. Modi as anti-minority, pointing to the eviction of the Sikh farmers.

The freezing of land of farmers accounts in the Kutch, making homeless hundreds of Punjabi and Haryanavi families, who were invited by the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri with a hope to land cultivable and help guard the borders, now seems to be a political decisions when on October 8, armed goons of a land mafia opened fire and beat up four members of a family peacefully tilling their land in Loriya village near Bhuj in Gujarat.
As the nation enthusiastically prepares to celebrate Diwali, hundreds of Punjabi and Haryanavi families settled in the Kutch region of Gujarat have decided not to celebrate the festival this year. They will rather use the occasion to ponder over their uncertain future. They have been hoping against hope ever since the Gujarat Government ordered “freezing” of their land accounts in 2010, especially in light of the speeches of BJP PM Candidate Narendra Modi reassuring them that they won’t be driven out from their holdings.
The farmers in Gujarat alleged that the attackers enjoyed political patronage but the authorities did nothing to stop their forcible eviction from their legally owned land.Kadyan Khap International convener Naresh Kadyan and Sardar Sukhdev Singh Randhawa, President, Saheed Udham Singh Sewa Sadan, Faridabad moved petition before the NHRC, President Secretariat along with the Ministry of Home Affairs, to give justice to these effected families in Gujarat.

Their demands include, amend the Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1958 to support the rights of all effected families in Gujrat, second give para military forces status to all these families, as they work to protect our border, third advise for Narender Modi to learn from Haryana, how to rule and resolve the issue?

Abhishek Kadyan, Media Adviser through an email to Punjabnewsexpress.com informed that Miss Sukanya Kadyan has also registered a complaint with the Ministry of Minority Affairs on October 29 acknowledged by Dr.Yash PalSingh, Joint Secretary.
Freezing of land of Punjabis, the National Commission for Minorities took a serious note of the freezing of the land, despite the fact that the Punjabis since 1965 and Haryanavi farmers in 2000 settled in 10 tehsils of Kutch district, Ajaib Singh, member visited Bhuj, who will submit its report on the ground reality to the commission.
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