Srinagar, July 21: Semi-ring road land owner’s welfare committee on Saturday staged a protest
demonstration outside deputy commissioner Budgam’s office.
Scores of the farmers whose land will be acquired for construction of a semi-ring road from various areas of
Budgam shouting anti-governmental slogans demanded a fair compensation and threatened of hunger strike
if they are not paid adequate compensation.
The protesters said that an alternative 62 km highway is coming up connecting outer Pampore highway with
Manigam Ganderbal through the Wathoor, Budgam, Wadwan, Narbal, Sumbal and Lar Ganderbal. The Semi
Ring road starts from Gallandar Pampore and ends at Manigam area of Ganderbal.
A lot of Agriculture land will be acquired in Pulwama, Budgam and some parts of Bandipora and Ganderbal
districts. Most of the affected district will be in Budgam as around 4000 Kanals of land will be acquired and in
Ganderbal 2341 Kanals will be acquired very soon.

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