As part of their demonstrations, over 50 farmers, including women, have buried themselves in the hot sand on the outskirts of Jaipur for two main reasons: the declaration of unfair monetary compensation and demand for land possession even before releasing compensation.
The lands of the farmers are being acquired by Jaipur Development Authority (JDA).
Wednesday marked the fourth day of the protests called “Bhoomi Samadhi Satyagrah”, videos of which have begun to go viral on social media.
“जमीन समाधि सत्याग्रह 2020”#नींदड़ में जेडीए की जमीन अवाप्ति के विरोध में किसानों के द्वारा किए जा रहे “#ZameenSamadhiSatyagrha का आज पांचवा दिन है।पिछले 4 दिन से 51 किसान लगातार 24 घंटे जमीन समाधि सत्याग्रह में बैठे हैं जिनमें16 महिला किसान शामिल है।#Ninder #SaveNinderFarmer pic.twitter.com/DpxU7O7TT7— Dr Nagendra Shekhawat (@KunwarNagendra) March 4, 2020
Dr Nagendra Singh Shekhawat is leading the protests under the umbrella of a local farmer welfare body called “Yuva Kisan Sangharsh Samiti”.
Several people have shared posts on social media to get the attention of Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
Dear CM we the people of nindar are also following the path of Mahatma Gandhi but it is agonising to see that even the followers of Mahatma Gandhi are lingering on the demands of farmers #ZameenSamadhiSatyagrha #savenindar https://t.co/n8XpWerxC9— #komal Sharma (@komalSh22756687) March 3, 2020
“जमीन समाधि सत्याग्रह 2020”#नींदड़ में #ZameenSamadhiSatyagrha आंदोलन का तीसरा दिन है।आज 51 किसान जमीन समाधि में बैठे है।राजस्थान सरकार से अपेक्षा करते हैं कि नींदड़ के किसानों की समस्या के समाधान के लिए संघर्ष समिति से जल्द वार्ता हेतु सरकार पहल करेगी#Ninder #SaveNinderFarmer pic.twitter.com/BYO9RlKff5— Kanhaiya Sharma (@Kanhaiy05423470) March 2, 2020
Earlier, JDA had promised the farmers 25 percent of the developed project land in proportion of the area of their farm lands they had surrendered. However, the deal got cancelled because JDA did not have sufficient capital.
Now, farmers who have given up their lands will have to pay JDA heavy lease money in order to get back the 25 percent developed land each of them were promised.
As of now, it remains unclear as to how the Rajasthan government is planning to address the woes of the farmers in their state.