Srinagar: A group of protesters from Chokar Pattan staged a protest against the Road and Building (R&B) to press for their demand for compensation to 34 kanal of land the authorities have acquired for the construction of a road but haven’t paid any compensation to the land owners so far.
“We have asked the concerned authorities of (RnB) around dozens of times to provide us a compensation of our lands which they have acquired in year 1977 and construct roads from there. We were been promised for the compensation just after when the road was fully constructed,” said a land owner Mohmmad Maqbool Bhat of Chokar Pattan.
Some of the protesters demanded that their land be returned or compensation paid as soon as possible and threatened to block the road constructed from their land.
“Either give our lands back or pay us compensation immediately as most of the land owners have no other income source for their livelihood,” said a land owner Mohmmad Maqbool Mir.