Guinness Records longest protestor to meet Akhilesh
Muzaffarnagar | Saturday, Mar 31 2012 IST
Guinness World Record holder Master Vijay Singh, who entered his name in the prestigious record by being the longest agitator, today left for Uttar Pradesh capital ''barefoot'' to meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Interestingly, Master Vijay Singh is staging a dharna against corruption and encroachment on public agricultural land of the gram sabhas outside the District Magistrate office since past 16 years, sources said.
The demonstrator has left for the state capital barefoot to apprise the young CM about the public land scams, besides seeking an appropriate action against the land mafias.
Singh, who has become the longest protestor, alleges that the land mafias had converted the public lands into private lands with the assistance of some Revenue officials.
During his meet, Singh will ask Mr Yadav to take custody of 1600 acres of the public agriculture land and other public property -- estimated at Rs 120 crores -- in his native Chausana village in Prabudh Nagar district, which have been encroached by former MLA Thakur Jagat Singh and other mafias.
He will demand the distribution of this land among the landless. Notably, 136 FIRs have so far been filed into the case, but the poor were yet to get any justice.
The said land was supposed to be distributed among the poor, the Dalits, the unemployed and the landless. As per sources, Singh, who has also registered his name in Limca Book of Records, will rake up the issue of land acquisition from the farmers and the poors.
Master Vijay Singh, a former teacher aging around 50, is sitting in the veranda of the DM office round the clock since past 16 years.
Narrating two examples of the poor, which left a deep impact on his life, he said the miserable condition of the financially weak inspired me to raise voice against corruption and land mafias. UNI XC-JAS SB SB1530 NNNN
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