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The struggle of the people of Gobindpura continues. They have refused to part with their lands and houses, braving threats, inducements and severe repression. Most of those who were misled to accept compensation are now ready to return it.  Photo: Democratic Front Against Operation Green Hunt Punjab

Power company on back foot as Punjab farmers fight for their land

By Wed, Sep 14, 2011 3:08PM UTC Comments Off The struggle of the people of Gobindpura continues. They have refused to part with their lands and houses, braving threats, inducements and severe repression. Most of those who were misled to accept compensation are now ready to return it.  Photo: Democratic Front Against Operation Green Hunt Punjab

It was the Punjab government’s well-guarded secret for a while. Until, of course, word trickled out, and dirt hit the proverbial fan. The coalition government of the Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party did everything in their means to browbeat the farmers of a small village called Gobindpura in Mansa district of the state into...