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Residents, activists stage protest

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Agitations by residents, activists were held for not providing information for queires on stipulated time.

A few activists and residents from Ariankuppam on Friday staged a demonstration before the office of Local Administration Department for failing to furnish information under Right to Information (RTI) Act within stipulated time.

G. Jagannathan of People Rights Movement and Logu. Aiyappan of Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam and others came to the Local Administration Department for conducting a lock-in protest.

As they were blocked a few yards away, they staged a road roko demanding that the authorities furnish information on their queries.

According to the protestors, when the residents approached Ariankuppam Commune Panchayat for water supply connection few months ago, they were asked to pay Rs. 25,000 towards road development charge. The public authority of Ariankuappam Commune Panchayat cited an order of Local Administration Department (LAD) for charging such amount as road development charge.

In turn, the residents approached the first appellate authority of LAD for further information.

Such information was not given till date. Hence they conducted agitation against the authorities in LAD for not providing information in stipulated time.

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