Indonesia: Highway construction results in forceful land grabbing affecting 140 families

Autor/in: La Via Campesina, Veröffentlicht am: 16 May 2018

"Law on Land Procurement & Highway Construction is resulting in peasant houses and lands being forcefully grabbed: SPI, Indonesia", 26 April 2018

In Central Java, the Batang-Semarang highway construction has led to blatant and unjust grabbing of lands and houses [owned] by 140 peasant families from the nine villages....

...SPI Kendal members received a intimation from the Kendal Court asking residents to clear the land and make way for the construction of Batang-Semarang Highway in Kendal District. The letter ordered the community to vacate the land and buildings voluntarily before the officers do it by force...despite...the process of measuring and valuing the plot of land and buildings...has not been completed and is still not in accordance with the will of the people.

...[A]t least ten houses have been razed down....

...Chairperson of SPI Henry Saragih...said..."This shows the arrogance of highway project executives who give little regard to the rights of peasants and lacks humanity...."

...Chairpeson of SPI in Kendal, Nurochim...said..."We SPI Kendal peasants are not against the construction of the highway. But we demand that the assessment of our losses – in terms of the size of land, the plants, the business, the buildings – all of which we are giving up for the highway must be carried out fairly and compensated adequately. How shall we uphold food sovereignty, if the government does not relocate our farms, our homes,"....

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