The Communist Ghadar Party of India condemns the brutal repression unleashed by the state against the farmers of village Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida, and in several other villages along the proposed expressway connecting Delhi via NOIDA to Agra and Aligarh.
Already four people have died, and dozens injured. A reign of terror unleashed by the UP PAC in these villages. Hundreds have been arrested. Entire villages have become empty of menfolk – (either because they have fled fearing repression, or because they have been arrested). The women in the villages are complaining of molestation at the hands of the paramilitary forces.
The farmers are protesting against the way their land has been acquired, and the rates they have been given. It is their right to protest, and the workers and peasants of the whole country are waging a long standing struggle against state terror as well as forcible acquisition of lands.
The question of acquiring land for the expressway is a political problem which needs to be solved harmoniously, through political means. There is no place for the use of state terror in addressing this question.
NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh