Delhi

Kathputli colony residents stage protest

Residents of Kathputli colony on Wednesday protested outside Raj Niwas, few of whom later vented their ire to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung accusing the DDA of going back on its words of 'in situ' rehabilitation.

Around 1,500 people from the colony, a habitat of hundreds of artistes including puppeteers, folk singers and magicians, marched to the L-G's residence in the morning. A fifteen-member delegation later met Jung. “Mr. Jung has assured us of action within two days,” said one of the representatives after meeting L-G.

“Over two years ago, we were evicted from our houses in the colony by DDA with a promise that we would be provided new flats within two years, but we have got nothing,” said 40-year-old Mohammad Imtiaz, a resident of the colony.

Residents of the colony were made to shift to a transit camp in Anand Parbat over two years ago by the DDA in order to "redevelop" it.— PTI

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