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Villagers protest against private development on 12-acre land

The villagers of Silokhera have registered their protest against the private development in the 12 acre panchayat land that was sold by the villagers to the public agencies.

The 12-acre land was subsequently transferred to Haryana urban Development Authority (HUDA) after being sold.

The villagers allege that the land was sold under the conditions that in the future the land will be utilised for their welfare but now it is being set for private developments. It is speculated that the BJP's office is set up in the prime area of the panchayat land.

Miffed over the approach of public agencies that includes HUDA and MCG, the villagers have been conducting panchayats to discuss their future course of action. The elders have stated categorically that they will not allow such private developments.

They have demanded development of water pond, community centre and a temple as promised.

Also, they have lodged complaints with the Chief Minister and at the Prime Minister Office (PMO).

"Our land is being used for benefitting someone else. No action has been taken by the agencies. Taking into consideration the falling water table, the promises of water pond development is yet to take place," said a protestant, Mukesh Sharma. The village is located along the NH-8. A lot of condominium societies and complexes have come up at the lands that were sold by the villagers to public agencies.
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