Gujarat: 4 displaced dalit families get their land back after 40 years

Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad July 19, 2017 Last Updated at 12:13 IST

Amid a protest march taken out in Gujarat by members of Dalit community over allocation of land and other demands, four Dalit families in Lavara village of Dhanera district were given back their agricultural land from illegal occupants almost after four decades.

The district administration of Banaskantha gave back the tracts of lands, which were actually owned by the Dalit families, but were allegedly forcibly being used by some villagers.

Dalit leader and convener of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, Jignesh Mevani, whose 'Azadi Kooch' (Freedom March) ended at Dhanera town today, reached nearby Lavara village with other

Dalit activists and celebrated the "victory" by putting a blue flag on one of the allocated pieces of land, a statement said.

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