Series of protests held in Mysuru
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Series of protests held in Mysuru

February 12, 2019

Mysuru: Urging for fulfilment of demands, various organisations staged protests in city yesterday.

Footpath clearance drive opposed  

The members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike( KRV) staged a protest outside the Office of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), condemning the civic authority’s footpath clearance drive on Shivaji Road in N.R. Mohalla and forcefully removing shops on roadsides without giving prior intimation and making alternate arrangements.

Members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike( KRV) staging protest in front Mysuru City Corporation yesterday opposing the footpath clearance drive.

They alleged that the livelihood of the footpath vendors has been affected by the MCC’s sudden drive. KRV District Unit President Praveen Kumar, activists Hemanth, Lokesh, Sunand, Rafeeq, Aslam, Afroz, Madhu and others were present.

Distribute Compensation

In another protest, villagers of Kothavalli in Periyapatna taluk staged a demonstration under the banner of Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association, near DC’s office condemning the delay in the distribution of compensation for the land losers whose lands were acquired by the Irrigation Department for Karadilakkanakere Lift Irrigation Project.

DC Abhiram G. Sankar listening to farmer leader Kurubur Shanthakumar, who along with the villagers staged a protest yesterday.

They alleged that the land of 80 farmers were acquired in 2008, but the authorities had not distributed the compensation even after 11 years.

State Sugarcane Growers Association President Kurubur Shanthakumar urged the authorities concerned to distribute compensation amount within   15 days.

DC Abhiram. G. Sankar, who met the protestors, received the memorandum and assured them of getting the compensation released.  Farmer leaders Attahalli Devaraj, R. Krishnegowda, Lakshmangowda, Shivalingappa, K.R. Ravindra, Manjunath, Baradanapura Nagaraj, land-losers Suresh, Shivaprasad, Eshwarappa, Shivannegowda, Syed  Ahmed, Krishmachari and others were present.

Cancel liquor shop license

Villagers of Hunasanalu and members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha staging a protest near DC’s Office demanding cancellation of the licence issued to a liquor shop at their village.

Urging the authorities to cancel the license of a liquor shop at Hunasalu village in Nanjangud taluk, villagers and members of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha staged a protest near the DC’s Office. They shouted slogans against the Excise Department for issuing licence to open liquor shop at the village despite stiff opposition from the villagers.  Raitha Sangha President Badagalapura Nagendra, Ashwathnarayan Raje Urs,Lokesh Raje Urs, District President Hosur Kumar, General Secretary Hosakote Basavaraju and Nanjangud Taluk Unit President Nanjundaswamy were present.

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