Karnataka

Houseless families launch relay fast

Families staging a demonstration in front of the office of the Municipal Administration Minister Qamarul Islam demanding houses under the Vajpayee Urban Housing Scheme in Kalaburagi on Monday.— Photo: arun kulkarni

Families staging a demonstration in front of the office of the Municipal Administration Minister Qamarul Islam demanding houses under the Vajpayee Urban Housing Scheme in Kalaburagi on Monday.— Photo: arun kulkarni  

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A large number of houseless families launched an indefinite relay hunger strike in front of the district in-charge Minister’s office here on Monday demanding allotment of houses under the Vajpayee urban housing scheme.

The protesters, including residents of Kalaburagi city and from villages, came to the district in-charge Minister’s office under the banner of Karnataka State Dalit Sarvodaya Samiti. Samiti’s North Karnataka president V.H. Waliker said that the decision to provide housing sites for 3,800 beneficiaries under the Ashraya scheme was taken at a committee meeting chaired by Minister for Municipal Administration and Minority Affairs Qamarul Islam in December last year.

Mr. Waliker said that though the corporation had identified 95.36 acres of government land in Kusnoor village on the outskirts of the city for providing houses to the poor families, beneficiaries had been deprived of housing sites due to the inordinate delay in demarcating land.

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