Students stage stir in Mandya

They have threatened to intensify agitation

Students take out a rally in Mandya on Monday, urging the government to reclaim encroached land and hand over the same to the college. DH PHOTO They urged the government to reclaim the land and hand over the same to the college authorities.

The procession started from the college premises and ended at the deputy commissioner's office where they submitted a memorandum. They raised slogans against the encroachers. Their demand was action against those who have encroached upon the land besides handing over it to the college.

The agitation which was held under the aegis of District Student's Action Committee was headed by K R Ravindra, Shambunahalli Krishna, Manchegowda, Chetan and Shivaraj. As a precautionary measure, the police had made elaborate security arrangements near the DC's office.

Addressing the gathering, Ravindra said as per the original plan the college owned 42.8 acres.

However, some vested interests allegedly created fake documents and got the RTC in their favour. The district administration should file criminal case against officials of City Municipal Council, Mandya Urban Development Authority and City Planning Department. 

The illegal construction should be demolished and construct a compound. The khathas done at the sub-registrar's office should be cancelled immediately, he added.

This is the second time the students hit the streets on the issue. The committee has warned of launching indefinite stir if the district administration failed to take necessary action in this regard.
DH News Service

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