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Mathura revenue workers strike suspended for 20 days

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Mathura: Nearly two-week-old strike by revenue officials and workers in the district has been suspended for 20 days after the district administration assured them that a piece of land occupied illegally by some encrochers would be vacated in the next 15 days.

“The strike demanding the Jawahar Bagh be cleared of those encroaching it has been suspended by 20 days. All the officials have resumed their work,” Chaudhary Virendra Singh, the district unit head of Uttar Pradesh Lekhpal Ewam Sangrah Amin Sangh, said yesterday.

He said the decision was taken after the District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar yesterday met the agitating workers and assured the Bagh will be vacated.

A group of people has been illegally occupying Jawahar Park, which falls under the Horticulture Department of the state, and officials’ attempts to have it vacated have failed so far.

On April 2, the occupants, who call themselves ‘satyagrahi’, had entered the tehsil premises and attacked its employees, advocates, and members of the Juvenile Justice Board.

The workers were on strike from April 8 alleging appropriate action was not taken against the attackers.

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