Indian farmers seek justice over land sale

Government proposes new land ownership law, as farmers in New Delhi say they were cheated over land sale.

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    Farmers in New Delhi feel cheated. Over a decade ago, they were compensated just $1 per square metre for land the state government now says is worth $200 per square metre.

    The farmers are now staging protests and demanding justice, saying they were swindled by local authorities and unscrupulous buyers.

    The government is tabling a new land bill to be debated in parliament soon, but critics say it will not go far enough.

    Nilanjan Chowdry reports from a suburb of New Delhi, India.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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