The Mopa link road affected farmers on Tuesday staged a sit-in protest at the Warkhand-Nagzar village panchayat office and demanded immediate intervention of the Warkhand Panchayat.
A delegation headed by Sandip Kambli, president of Mopa Vimantal Pidit Xetatari Samiti along with four other farmers demanded that Illegal land acquisition for Mopa Airport Link Road should be stopped immediately.
They also held a meeting with the panchayat members including a sarpanch and panchayat secretary.
Assuring that the panchayat body will stand with farmers, Sarpanch Sanjay Tulaskar has decided to issue a stop-work notice to the concerned authorities.
"The panchayat does not have any documents about Link Road, adding that he would be with the people and provide them whatever legal help they need," Tulaskar said.
The work of the Mopa link is ongoing full swing even though the affected farmers have raised strong objections against the project since they are losing their livelihood.
"The government has ruined our lives. Our lands have been taken away without telling us. Now our trees are being cut down. we will not give those trees to the government, even if we die," one farmer told Gomantak Times
Earlier, hundreds of fruit-bearing trees including cashew, mango and others have were bulldozed to clear the land for the Mopa link road.
The affected farmers have appealed to the people from across the state to extend support for their cause and fight to save their livelihood.