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Panel to press for more Urdu teachers in Udupi

UDUPI, AUG. 21. The Chairman of the State Minorities Commission, K.S. Mohammad Masood, has said that efforts will be made to appoint Urdu teachers to Urdu schools in the district.

He told presspersons here on Friday that he would draw the attention of the Government to the shortage of Urdu teachers in the district.

Wakf property

He said there were 51 Wakf properties in the district, including 35.81 acres of government land and 11.76 acres of private land.

The land dispute at Subramanya Nagar had been resolved amicably by the district administration, he added.

He said the district administration had resolved many issues peacefully.

Some elements were trying to frighten the minorities by pretending to be naxalites, Mr. Masood said and added that the district administration had been told to look into the issue.

A.D. Kotnal and Mohammad Shafi Ahmed, members of the commission; the Deputy Commissioner, S.R. Umashankar; and the Superintendent of Police, S. Murugan, were present.