ANDHRA PRADESH

Displaced residents of Tirumala continue protest

Seeking justice: Displaced residents of Tirumala doing ‘anga pradakshinam’ at Alipiri, Tirupati, on Tuesday. —

Seeking justice: Displaced residents of Tirumala doing ‘anga pradakshinam’ at Alipiri, Tirupati, on Tuesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: The agitation by the displaced residents of Tirumala on Tuesday witnessed a novel protest as it entered the fourth day. The residents who gathered at Alipiri, the foot of the hill did ‘anga pradakshinam’—rolling on the road..

Amid chanting of ‘Govinda, Govinda’ the residents who lost their dwellings long ago in the wake of implementation of master plan at Tirumala prostrated before the massive Garuda statue and the mammoth ‘Seven Hills’ and prayed for ‘wiser counsel’ to prevail upon the powers that be in the TTD to expedite relief and rehabilitation measures.

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