On 21 July 2012, around 2,000 angry farmers blocked National Highway8 at the village of Asalwas in Haryana, fifty kilometers southeast of Gurgaon.They were protesting against the government's decision to acquire 3,300 acres of land in 16 villages in the surrounding areas to develop the western corridor, a highway project linking Delhi to Mumbai.Over 60 people including police personnel, were injured during the protest and amid clash five farmers get arrested and taken to police station. When Haryana's chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, finally invited them for talks that evening the farmers chose as their representative Yogendra Yadav, an activist with roots in the Rewari region. The farmers called off the blockade after Hooda assured them that the land would only be acquired after the passage of a new land acquisition bill, intended to ensure fair compensation, rehabilitation, and resettlement.The farmers are now complaining that they are yet to get the assured compensation amount which they have not received so far.
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Private and Common
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Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
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