Thannirbavi residents demand title deeds

CPM City Secretary Sunil Kumar Bajal addressing the protestors in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, CPM Dakshina Kannada District Committee leader Krishnappa Konchadi said the government has promised to provide housing facilities to the fishermen in the coastal region during the recent budget.

Instead of announcing such popular programmes, let the government provide title deeds to all the houses in Thannirbavi region, which would secure the life of the poor residents.

“The Thannirbavi residents had already staged a protest in front of the MCC on November 29 and had submitted memorandum to the MCC Commissioner, urging him to meet their demands. Though the MCC had  forwarded the file on allotting title deeds to the residents to the State government, no action has been taken so far,” he said.

The CPM City Secretary Sunil Kumar Bajal warned of staging hunger strike if the problems of Thannirbavi residents were not addressed at the earliest.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, one of the resident Abdul Aziz said “we have been residing in the region for the past 60 years and are deprived of house number and title deed.”

“We were misinformed all these days and members from the political parties cheated us by collecting money, with an assurance of providing the title deed. I am a daily wage labourer, yet I have given nearly Rs 4,000 to those who assured of providing us the title deed. But the assurances have never become a reality,” lamented Abdul Aziz.

Another resident Shamima Bhanu said “our houses are in dilapidated condition. We have not repaired the houses nor renovated them so far, as we are yet to get the title deeds and door numbers. We are fed up with assurances. Our demands have not been met so far.”

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