Khandwa: Villagers in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neck-deep water for almost two weeks now. Almost 130 of them are demanding compensation and land for their land that has gotten submerged after the height of two dams was raised.
It's the ultimate act of protest, seen during anti-dam protests on the Narmada river in the past, and this time it's on near the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar Dam in Madhya Pradesh.
51 residents of the village, Ghogalgaon and the surrounding villages, have been sitting in the water for 12 days. It is not just the 51 villages who are campaigning, but there are other 100s of villages who are supporting them.
"We will protest till our demands are not met, till we don't get our land, even if we take the risk of dying," said one of teh protestors....more
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