Dalits throng Krishnagiri Collectorate urging removal of encroachments
KRISHNAGIRI: Dalits from Adi Dravidar Colony, Avadanapatti village,
near Krishnagiri have accused three caste Hindu families of
encroaching upon a vacant land meant for public purpose in their
colony for the last eight years.
In this connection, over fifty people thronged the Collectorate and
submitted a petition to District Revenue Officer, C. Prakasam here on
Monday demanding that the encroachments be removed.
The Dalits alleged that caste-Hindus have erected two flag posts and
hoisted a PMK flag and Vanniyar Sangam flag, and fear that it will
flare up community clash.
Pressing their demand, the public were about to hand over their
Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) and Ration Cards to the district
In a petition, they alleged that three persons had encroached upon the
land meant for a school and built houses and shops.
Besides, the caste-Hindu families also blocked the flow of sewage in
the main outlet from the Dalit colony.
This resulted in stagnation of sewage for more than a year posing
serious health hazard to the residents.
Receiving the petition, Mr. Prakasam has assured the Dalits to take
action with the consultation of the District Collector V. Arun Roy.
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