Massive agitation for land soon, says Laha Gopal
Posted by Admin on October 8, 2009
Sadhujana Vimochana Samyuktha Vedi president Laha Gopalan addressing the Chengara agitators on the occupied land
PATHANAMTHITTA: Sadhujana Vimochana Samyuktha Vedi president Laha Gopalan has said that a massive land agitation will be launched in the State soon, taking a cue from the Chengara land stir. Gopalan, who was accorded a warm reception on his arrival on the occupied land at Chengara on Tuesday, said that the biggest-ever land agitation would be witnessed in the State in the near future.
After Dalit leader Ayyankali, the situation has come to the stage to lead the landless people under him, Laha Gopalan said.The agreement to call off the Chengara agitation will be an occasion for the inauguration of another land agitation, Gopalan said.
All the Dalits, who own less than 25 cents of land, Scheduled Castes and Dalit Christians will join the new agitation for land in the State, he said.The landless Dalits and other poor families will encroach upon the land of big land owners and plantation companies, he said.He said that he was forced to accept the formula worked out by the Government with the support of the UDF to end the strike. Had he not accepted the formula, his life would have been in danger, Gopalan said.He could not return to Chengara without a solution to end the agitation owing to the tensed situation there, he said.
Gopalan alleged that the CPM had infiltrated into the occupied land at Chengara and created a rift among the agitators.The situation reached the stage where the CPM called the shots at Chengara, he said.On the agreement, he said that the agitators would leave the occupied area only after they were allotted the promised land. IE