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Making a plea: Members of the Shimoga distrcict unit of Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar faction) staging a dharna in Shimoga on Thursday.
Making a plea: Members of the Shimoga distrcict unit of Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar faction) staging a dharna in Shimoga on Thursday.

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False cases are being registered against farmers who stage protests, says DSS

SHIMOGA: Members of the Shimoga district unit of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar faction) staged a dharna at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Thursday in protest against the eviction of the Dalit people engaged in the bagair hukum cultivation at Tamadihall village in Haranahalli hobli of Shimoga taluk.

In a memorandum submitted to the district administration, samithi’s district general secretary V. Bhagwan alleged that Revenue officials were trying to evict the farmers engaged in bagair hukum cultivation.

“False” cases were being registered against the farmers for holding protests against the attempts to evict them from the land on which they had been cultivating for long. He urged the Government to regularise the cultivation, and put an end to their harassment.

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