Land row: Students call off indefinite stir

Deputy Commissioner promises to resolve issue at earliest

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha President K S Puttannaiah, Advocate Keshavamurthy, Kannada organisation leaders Umashankar, Jayaram and others participate in the protest in Mandya on Thursday, demanding clearance of encroachment of the land belonged to Government First Grade College for Boys.  DH photo

This action followed after the deputy commissioner promised to intervene and fulfill their demands.

Ravindra, a member of the Student Action Committee, said the outcome was possible after talks were held with the DC in which Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) chief K S Puttannaiah and other prominent leaders, participated. Earlier, various organisations including KRRS and Student Federation of India took part in the agitation. They urged the district administration to book case on officers who helped the vested interests to encroach the college land.

Ryot leader V Ashoka, Advocate Keshavamurthy, Student Action Committee President Manchegowda, Ravindra, Auto Drivers Association President K V Krishna, Kannada Organisation leaders H D Jayaram, Umashankar, M S Chidambar and others were present.

Documents missing 

According to sources, the Government First Grade College for Boys has around 39.22 acres on which hostels for backward classes, scheduled castes and tribes have been built. But, the district administration did not have exact details of land belonged to the college due to non-availability of documents.

This came to the fore when the action committee members sought details from the district administration. Some portion of land near the college was under dispute because of which the district administration was not in a position to take any action. The DC promised to engage an advocate to battle it out in court.

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