A day after demolition, slum dwellers ghearo Odisha Minister’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Demanding land Patta or records of rights (RoR), slum dwellers of Udayanagar under Chandaka police limits on the city outskirts led by Congress MLA Suresh Routray  gheraoed the Government residence of Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi here today.

The slum dwellers resorted to the protest a day after the local administration demolished their houses, as part of its drive against illegal encroachments.

Despite the scorching heat, a large group of slum dwellers, including women sat on a dharna on the premises of the Minister’s house pressing for the demand.

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“We had been staying in the area since years. The administration bulldozed our houses making us homeless. Where should we go now?,” said a woman protesters demanding immediate rehabilitation.

The agitators warned that they would continue their protest if their demand is not met at the earliest.


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