Indian farmers threaten to 'dismantle' Formula One track

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Hundreds of angry Indian farmers have threatened to sabotage the new Buddh circuit.

Buddh International Circuit
Buddh International Circuit

Photo by: Jaypee Sports International

With the New Delhi venue scheduled to host the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in October, over 300 farmers on Wednesday staged a protest near the site.

DNA India said they are angry at how their lands were acquired to make room for the project.

Calling themselves the Bhartiya Kisan Union, they are threatening to "dismantle the racing track with force if necessary" if their demands are not met.

They reportedly drafted a letter to authorities demanding money, educational placements and the establishment of industries to generate employment.

"We are warning you that if our demands are taken casually, we will be forced to launch an agitation," the farmers wrote.

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Series Formula 1
Tags buddh international circuit, indian gp, new delhi