Buxar: Tensions have risen between local farmers and police in a village in the Buxar district of Bihar, as the farmers protest against a thermal power company that they say is not offering adequate compensation for land that is being acquired for a power plant.
For the past 85 days, the farmers have been holding peaceful demonstrations, locking the main gate of the company’s office and demanding fair compensation for their land. However, on Tuesday night, the situation took a violent turn when a group of police personnel allegedly entered the farmers’ homes while they were sleeping and assaulted them with batons. The farmers also claim that some of the women present at the scene were also mistreated by the police.
A video of the police attack has been widely shared on social media, sparking widespread outrage in the region.
बिहार के बक्सर में किसान और थर्मलपावर के बीच विवाद बढ़ता जा रहा,इसी बीच एक वीडियो वायरल हो रहा है जिसमें पुलिस द्वारा किसानों के घर मे घुसकर पिटायी कर रही है।#Bihar #Buxar pic.twitter.com/7cxNFjIwKg
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The farmers’ protests intensified on Wednesday, turning violent as they set fire to police vehicles and pelted stones at the police. In response, the police have deployed a large number of forces to the area, and have arrested four people for alleged involvement in arson.
Bihar | Police van set on fire, govt vehicles vandalised by locals in Buxar as they alleged that police entered a farmer’s house last night & thrashed him
The situation in the village of Banarpur remains tense as farmers continue to protest for better compensation for their land.
(With agency inputs)