The protesters, including women, staged a dharna in front of the panchayat office. Later a memorandum was submitted to the executive officer, who in turn accepted an applications for sites and houses from 200 protesters.
DYFI district unit President Muneer Katipalla said that the elected representatives from various political parties should be ashamed as they do not have time to work to provide housing facilities for poor.
He warned of staging protest by holding black flag in the future.
The DYFI has been holding protest in favour of siteless in the district. He also urged the authorities to implement Housing Rent Act effectively.
Katipalla said if the authorities fail to respond to the applications of the siteless within April 25, then indefinite protest will be held in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office till the sites are distributed to the applicatns. DYFI leader Ashok Shetty challenged the officials of the town panchayat to live in the housing colony constructed five years ago. “If you live there (Asharya colony at Omabthukere) for a month, then we don’t mind settling there,” he said.
The houses should not be sanctioned at any cost as it was not fit for living, he added.