Demonstration held

Special Correspondent

SALEM: Members of the Scheduled People's Education and Economic Development Organisation (SPEEDO) staged a demonstration near the Salem Collectoarte here on Monday to highlight a charter of their demands.

They claimed that despite the Madras High Court orders, the Salem district administration had failed to take any action to distribute land to the Dalits living in Gandhi Nagar at Masinaickenpatti village in Vazhapadi taluk.

Land to Dalits

The administration should immediately take over the land and distribute to the landless Dalits in the village, they urged.

The residents of Gandhi Nagar in the village, they said, were also living without any basic amenities.

They were yet to be provided with drinking water, drainage and toilet facilities.

The organisation members also urged the Government to sanction Rs. 10,000 each for maintaining their free group houses.

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