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Barsu Refinery: Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi slams Maharashtra govt over lathi-charge against protestors

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Uddhav Thackeray faction leader and Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on saturday slammed the Maharashtra government for using force against the protesting villagers at Barsu.

Priyanka took to her Twitter account and shared a link and wrote,”What’s happening in Barsu, Maharashtra by the government is a shameless display of misuse of power. These are locals protesting against the refinery coming up on their land. Instead of listening to their problems this heartless, insensitive government is using brutal force to silence them. Disturbing and disgraceful.”

On Friday afternoon, the agitation against land acquisition for the proposed refinery in Barsu intensified once again. Women agitators tried to barge into the area where soil survey by the developers was underway, amid high police security.

The clash resulted in around 10 women activists and four police personnel being injured. The police had to resort to minor lathi-charge and tear gas shells to protect themselves from the aggressive mob.

A report in Times of India quoted Nitin Jathar of the Barsu Solgaon Refinery Virodhi Samiti said that the morcha of agitators virtually gheraoed the survey site, following which the police resorted to lathi-charge and tear gas shelling.

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