Mysore/Mysuru: Opposing the amendments to the Land Reforms Act-1961, members of various farmers’ organisations staged protest at H.D. Devegowda Circle on Mysuru-Bannuru Ring Road junction in city this morning.
Strongly condemning the amendments to Karnataka Land Reforms Act, the protesters shouted slogans and held placards displaying ‘Nammura Bhumi Namagirali, Anyarigalla’ (Our village land belongs to us, not for outsiders).
Speaking on the occasion, President of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha Kuruburu Shanthakumar said, “The State Government’s decision to amend the Land Reforms Act is detrimental to farmers’ community in the region. We are going to hold protest in front of the city Court complex on Aug. 8. This year, farmers from across the State will symbolically observe Aug. 15 as a ‘Black Day’.”
Leaders of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene, Rajya Raitha Sanghatanegala Okkuta, Rajya Kabbu Belegarara Sangha, Mysuru-Chamarajanagara Zilla Susthira Savayava Krishikara Okkuta including D. Somashekhar, Krishnegowda, Venkatesh, Nagaraju, Ramegowda and others were present.
Over 50 members of MCC Permanent and Contract Pourakarmikas Association held protests at Mysore City Corporation (MCC) premises on Sayyaji Rao Road this morning. Protestors urged the district administration to remit salaries of Pourakarmikas directly to their accounts immediately, which has not been paid to them from the last three months.
Association President G. Mahadev, General Secretary Srinivas, Committee President N. Mara and others were present.