Anti-airport Panel to Relaunch Stir

Published: 27th September 2014 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2014 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Aranmula Anti-Airport Coordination Committee has decided to relaunch the Aranmula agitation in protest against the failure of the government in declaring Aranmula as a special industry zone and distribute the excess land declared at Aranmula to the landless families.

Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, office-bearers of the committee former MLA A Padmakumar and CPI district secretary P Prasad said the committee has taken the decision to relaunch the agitation in view of the clandestine move by a section of the government officials under the patronage of the State government and some elected representatives to protect the interests of the promoters of the airport company.

The committee urged the government to blacklist the airport company for the violation of the Land Reforms Act, taking into account the findings of the National Green Tribunal, Kerala High Court order and the CAG report. A section of the district administration is at present going out of the way to help the airport company to restore the land at Aranmula, declared as the excess land by the Taluk Land Board, the committee said. The committee has decided to launch an awareness campaign against the officials who take undue interest in supporting the airport company.

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