On September 22 and September 23, 2012, three Dalit youths Pankaj Sumra, 16, Mehul Rathod, 17, and Prakash Parmar, 26, were killed in police firing in Thangadh town of Surendranagar. Police had then claimed that they fired to control a clash between people from two communities. In 2016, the Gujarat Government announced a Rs.32 lakh compensation and 3 acres land for each family. The land, however, is still to be allotted. The affected families have threatened to first sit on hunger strike at Surendranagar collectorate or Mamlatdars office for two days and if their demands are not heard, then they would sit on indefinite fast. They will also organize rail roko and rasta roko demonstrations at the same place where their family members had been gunned down. These families had sat for a protest in August 2016 as well. The Gujarat government has not yet submitted the inquiry report of the Thangadh massacre in the state assembly.
Type of Land
Private and Common
Type of Common Land
Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
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