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Thane: Farmers' protest against land acquisition by MoD turns violent; additional security forces sent in

Farmers' Protest In Maharashtra's Thane Turned Violent On Thursday. The Residents Of Nevali Village Are Protesting Against Land Procurement By Ministry Of Defence For A Proposed Airport.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 22 Jun 2017, 11:24:43 AM

New Delhi:

Farmers' protest in Maharashtra's Thane turned violent on Thursday. The residents of Nevali village are protesting against land procurement by Ministry of Defence for a proposed airport. 

The disputed land is an abadonned airport built by British forces during the World War. Overtime, local villagers reclaimed that land and have been using it for farming and other purposes. 

On Thursday, the farmers torched vehicles on Thane-Badlapur highway to protest against the acqusition. In response, the authorities have sent in additional forces to control the situation. 

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First Published : 22 Jun 2017, 11:09:00 AM