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Telangana farmers cry for help at officer's feet to get their land back

By India Today calender  02-Sep-2019

Telangana farmers cry for help at officer's feet to get their land back

wo old farmers from Telangana have been taped holding the feet of revenue officer in Ranga Reddy district, begging for help as the land they owned was taken away after physical verification.
A video of the incident tagging Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his son KT Rama Rao, who is the president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), has gone viral. Many have shared the video asking the authorities to provide justice to the old farmers.
In the video, the two farmers could be seen touching the feet of Mandal Revenue Officer Purushottam and begging him to restore their land ownership.
पर्यावरण को लेकर प्रधानमंत्री मोदी का विरोधाभास उत्तराखंड में मुखर रूप से दिखता है
The farmers said that the land is a matter of "life and death" for them as it is the only source of their income. Despite the desperate appeal, the officer is seen walking away in the video without giving any assurance to the farmers.
In a separate video, the farmers Sattaiah, his brother Lingaiah and another farmer Mallaiah said their Pattadar passbook, which is a proof of their land ownership, was taken away from them and added that they were being harassed constantly.
Sattaiah could be heard saying that all of them have been running pillar to post for eight months to get the issue rectified but local officials have not cooperated with them. His brother Lingaiah added that they were even humiliated by local officials, who threatened to slap them and send them to jail.
This, however, is not the only cases of error that has emerged in Telangana over the past few months.Many other mistakes have been found in the land records that have been categorized online for better transparency. Some of the farmers also said that they are being forced to pay bribes to get the errors rectified.

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