Construction workers held

TIRUCHI, AUG.14. A total of 47 construction workers were taken into custody and released later after they attempted to stage a stir at Kallakudi near here, demanding free house site pattas.

According to the agitators, 37 construction workers had recently submitted applications to the revenue authorities, seeking pattas.

But 30 of the applications were "rejected" by the authorities.

The agitators, along with their family members, were secured after they attempted to take up cooking ("soru pongum porattam") on the roads in a symbolic agitation to highlight their plight.

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