Issue Date: Mar 15, 2011
I found Deep Singh Shekhawat sitting on a pyol (low wall), enclosing the verandah of his home, thoughtfully writing something on a piece of paper. He was surrounded by a few men, all residents of Gothada village in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district. As soon as I introduced myself as a “reporter from Delhi”, he asked for two chairs, to seat me and my photographer colleague. Before I could start asking questions, he showed me some documents relating to the state government acquiring agricultural lands of farmers for building three cement plants in Nawalgarh teshil where Gothada is located.
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