The Government scheme to declare a “‘no man’s land” within 500 meters of the entire Indo-Pak border to check the movement of activists is also facing difficulties. The entire land totaling about 76,000 acres is cultivable and is being tilled right up to the border. The farmers are not prepared to vacate it as they will have to shift to some other areas. There is a dearth of land in Punjab and the farmer is not prepared to go outside Punjab. Therefore, the farmers are resisting the Government plan.

Article extracted from this publication >> March 22, 1985