Baleswar, Sep 2:
Alleging that their lands were purchased by fraudulent means, the land losers of Balasore Alloys under the banner of Jana Jiban Suraksha Manch have demanded either adequate compensation or complete return of the lands.
These land losers, belonging to Balgopalpur, Sereipur, Bidyadharpur, Begumpur and Mukhura have alleged that the company tricked them into handing over their cultivable lands at throwaway prices.
Since these land losers, most of whom are the dalits, have been duped by the company that has violated all existing norms while acquiring their lands, they have demanded reasonable compensation and jobs in exchange of their land or return their lands, said Manoj Nayak, advisor to the Manch.
“Though these hapless villagers have approached the management of the company a number of times earlier, the issue remains unresolved,” he rued.