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The Champaran Bill: Planters’ Opposition.

Champaran members of the Behar Planters Association have submitted their opinion to the Local Government on Champaran Agrarian Bill. In their opinion the Bill is both unnecessary and undesirable because (a) it is based on recommendations of a committee of enquiry which was admittedly appointed to allay an artificial agitation organised outside Champaran, (b) it singles out one district for invidious unnecessary legislation, (c) it proposes to invalidate the existing contracts of rayats tenancy, (d) it proposes to abolish without compensation an old system, and (e) it proposed without the consent of landlords to reduce rents. In case the Government persists in pressing the Bill the members suggest some alterations in the Bill.

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