24 September 2006

House Title

Thousands took part in a Tiruvannamalai District rally demanding house pattas (Title). The rally began near the Anna Arch on the Vellore Road and the participants walked for three kms up to the Collectorate where they staged a demonstration.

They submitted individual applications for Land Title and House Title. Local politicians and representatives of the Farmers Association, Agricultural Labourers Association, and the All India Democratic Womens Association were among those who took part in the rally.

The demonstrators also sought restoration of Panchami lands (depressed classes land) to the Dalits and Title for those who lived in Poromboke Land (Government land no-one can lay claim thereto).


Divyakka said...

Really hope their efforts will pay off!

Arunachala Living said...

Well in a way I rather dread it. Are we going to get a situation that every single bit of open protected land is cut up into 1 or 2 acre plots and cultivated? Thats a lose-lose situation for ecology in everyway!