Indian Villagers Stage Neck-deep Protest over Flooding
Posted on September 23, 2012
Villagers in India’s Madhya Pradesh protested and demanded compensation for their land. However, they did it in a manner that everybody will remember.
They protested in neck-deep water…for 12 days!
51 residents of Ghogalgon and surrounding villages made a pact to stay in the water for almost two weeks. They demanded compensation for their land being flooded, which was caused by raising the height of two nearby dams.
“I will beg if I have to. I am ready to die for this cause. I am ready to fast for a year,” one protestor said.
“I understand the people’s problems. I will try to resolve them,” Neeraj Dube, a Khandwa Collector, responded.