GULBARGA: The district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the residents of the Sheikh Roza Ashraya Colony on Wednesday held a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in the city demanding provision of basic amenities in the colony.
They sought drinking water supply, toilets, electrification and internal roads.
The protests in which many women participated was led by the CPI district secretary Shoukat Ali Alur and other leaders of the locality and the CPI. In a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, they demanded that all the residents in the Ashraya colony be given allotment letters and that houses be registered in their names. Other demands were that all poor families residing in the colony be given BPL cards, include the names of residents in the voters' list, and extend bus facilities to the colony.
The residents criticised the district administration and the city corporation authorities for their alleged failure to provide basic amenities despite submitting several memoranda.