Harda announces silent fast, plans to get justice for Tehri migrants

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Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat has announced to sit on a silent fast at Gandhi Park on February 1 to protest against the denial of land rights to the displaced families of the Tehri Dam.

Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat has announced to sit on a silent fast at Gandhi Park in Dehradun on February 1 to demand justice for the Tehri migrants. Harda said that it is very worrisome that due to the construction of Tehri Dam, people sacrificed their homes. But even after 42 years, the land given to the displaced people has not got the right of the landholder. People settled in Haridwar Pathri are the most affected by this.

Harda said that in 2016, our government had issued instructions to give ownership rights to the Tehri migrants and had prepared a pamphlet. But after the change of power, this process was put in cold storage. He said that the forest department had conducted a survey on its own, but the matter was confused after this and the alleged survey showed that 968 acres of land instead of 912 acres allotted to the Tehri oustees were occupied.

Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat has demanded that the survey conducted by the forest department and its findings be withdrawn. Harda said that if the Tehri displaced people do not get justice, they will register their protest by observing an hour-long silent fast at Gandhi Park on February 1.

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