Traffic blocked

TUMKUR: Villagers of Aladakatte in Tumkur district blocked traffic on the State Highway here on Monday, protesting against the government’s action to give away 20.31 acres of “public” land in the village to a private trust.

Almost all the residents of the village arrived on the road at noon and blocked the traffic. They said that the plot had been earmarked for public purposes since a long time.

The villagers said they would not allow the land to be occupied by the trust.

— Staff Correspondent

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