Tribal women farmers in Andhra Pradesh’s Anakapalli district on Friday staged a protest against plans to hand over their cashew plantations to a mining company.
A video of the protest at Uravakonda in Madugula has gone viral on social media. six women can be seen in the symbolic protest in which they have nooses around their neck.
The women claims that they were the real owners of the land, but they didn’t have papers to prove it.
Protesters say that the land is taken away forcibly and allotted to a granite company.
According to Munsif Daily, the mining company is laying roads through the cashew plantation, cultivated by tribal women. The protesters said that the construction of roads would destroy the plantations and thus deprive them of their livelihood.