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Indian farmers to challenge government over land dispute

A group of farmers is suing the Indian government for taking away the land of their ancestors to build the country's capital, New Delhi, 100 years ago.

They claim that the colonial authorities took land from their ancestors to build the country's capital New Delhi, leaving them without compensation and condemning them to a life of poverty.

Mark Dummett reports.

  • 26 Sep 2011
  • From the section World
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