KOZHIKODE: The anti-GAIL action council on Sunday decided to continue its agitation against the pipe-laying at Eranjimavu, Mukkam, putting the state government and GAIL in a fix.
The council would be expanded, including people from seven northern districts affected with the GAIL project, the leaders said. To garner more support, a public meeting would he held at Eranjimavu on November 16 and another meeting of the affected persons here on 18th.
The action council also rejected the revised package announced by GAIL, including the decision to double the compensation.
Action council leader C.P. Cheriyamuhammed told DC that the meeting decided to stick to its demands, including changing the alignment from human habitats and ensuring four-fold price of market value for the land.
"Many of our prominent leaders are still in prison, slapped with non-bailable sections of IPC," he said. The police should take a conciliatory approach on their release, he said. The meeting of GAIL authorities held in the presence of the chief minister and other officials had decided to increase the value of land ten-fold over the fair price. It also decided to provide compensation of Rs 5 lakh to those who lose 10 cents or less land....