Families escape eviction

MALAPPURAM: The intervention of local MLA M. Ummer brought reprieve to three poor families who faced the threat of eviction here on Wednesday. The families of Kozhippally Hamza, Kozhippally Asmabi and Beevi Fathima at Kunnummal Kizhakkethala were served eviction notice by the revenue authorities three days ago.

The families have been living for many decades on the land belonging to Malabar Special Police (MSP) given to their grandfather Kozhippally Chekku on lease. Mr. Ummer took the families to District Collector Sumana N. Menon here on Wednesday and convinced the latter of the families’ problems. The Collector agreed to freeze the eviction procedure.

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