Protests galore in Hassan city

Protests galore in Hassan city

The members of Dalit, Backward and Minority Auto and Car Drivers Federation staged a protest near the DC’s office. They claimed that 150 sites that were identified to be distributed among residents of Satyamangala village, who are below poverty line, have been allotted to residents of other areas.

They demanded that the allotment should be cancelled immediately and distribute the same among real beneficiaries.

The protesters said sites were allotted recently and the beneficiaries were told to furnish documents. But out of 150 people not even single person was from Sathyamangala village. They also alleged that those who have been allotted sites, have submitted forged documents.

The list of allottees include several government officials and those above poverty line. Some of them own posh bungalow's of Housing Board.  Such allotment should be cancelled and distribute among real beneficiaries, they added.

They submitted the list of names to whom the sites were distributed that included ZP employees, officials of Department of education, Tahsildars, former MLAs, retired government employees, Police department officials and others, to the deputy commissioner.

Karnataka Bachao

The members of Jayakarnataka organisation staged a protest demanding resignation of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been facing charges of nepotism. They also submitted a memorandum to the Governor through the deputy commissioner.

The protesters demanded  Lokayukta probe in to illegal mining, land scam and other corruption, and also to dismiss the government. Sangam, S Umesh and others participated in the protest.

Anganwadi workers stir

A few minutes after that protest, Anganwadi workers staged a protest at the same place in support of their demands.

They charged that pension scheme has not been extended for them till date.

 They also demanded regularisation of their services and a minimum pay of ` 6,000 per month plus pension.They warned of launching an indefinite stir if their demands are not met before November 27. Centre for Indian True Union had extended its support to the strike.

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