TIRUVANNAMALAI: An 18-year-old girl threatened of killing self by slitting her throat in protest against revenue officials marking her familiy’s land for the proposed eight-lane green corridor, in Cheyyar taluk of Tiruvannamalai district on Monday.
However, the girl was pacified and the situation was brought under control.
There is a feeling among the people in project-affected areas that despite a slew of protests by farmers, members of Communist Party of India (Marxist), farmers’ associations and some fringe groups that were formed to fight against the project, the government is stern on implementing the project. Talking to Express, C Alagesan, a CPM member said, “Condemning the state and central governments, the CPM is going to burn the government order for the project in front of five collectorates on July 6, 2018.”
Revenue officials are facing strong resistance from farmers in Chengam and Cheyyar taluks in the district where large swathe of farm lands will be acquired for the `10, 000 crore project. Recently, a couple doused themselves in kerosene and attempted to set themselves ablaze when officials went to mark their land.
The headline ‘Govt will be ousted if it is adamant: CPM’ published in these pages on July 2, 2018, should read as ‘Govt will be ousted if it is adamant: Ramadoss’. The error is regretted.