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Revenue officials violating land reforms Act: DSS

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PLEA: Members of DSS staging a dharna in Gulbarga on Monday.
PLEA: Members of DSS staging a dharna in Gulbarga on Monday.

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GULBARGA: Members of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (Ambedkar Wada) has urged the district administration to take back the nearly 100 acres of government land that has allegedly been transferred to landlords in Kollur village of Chitapur taluk and distribute it among landless agricultural labourers and Dalits immediately.

The DSS workers staged a dharna in front of the Deputy commissioners office on Monday.

In a memorandum, they alleged that Revenue department officials had transferred the ownership of about 100 acres of land to landlords, in violation of the provisions of the Land Reforms Act.

According to the Act, government land available should be distributed among landless agriculture labourers.

Revenue department officials had helped a family, which had encroached upon 43.28 acres of agricultural land in the village, to encroach upon 29.05 acres of land and had transferred to them the ownership rights, the memorandum said.

Also, officials had turned a blind eye to the encroachment of agricultural land in other survey numbers in the village.

The DSS urged the Deputy Commissioner to take back the excess land transferred to landlords and distribute it among agricultural labourers.

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