VELLORE: Narikuravas held a protest in front of the Ambur Tahshildar’s office on Wednesday demanding free house pattas. A woman in the group also allegedly attempted to consume poison during the protest.
Around 50 Narikurava families lived in the Sandrorkuppam Narikurava Colony in Ambur for years. Sources said that the land belonged to the government and it had been earmarked to construct the Ambur traffic police office. The people living there had hence been demanding house pattas to be issued to them.
On Wednesday, they gathered in front of the Tahshildar’s Office during the inauguration programme of the Jamabandhi. The programme was inaugurated by District Backward Class and Minorities Officer Kandhasamy and Ambur Tahshildar Vimala.
The protestors sat in front of the office and raised slogans demanding house pattas. When no official came forward, they threw away their ration cards. A 45-year-old woman even attempted to consume poison but she was stopped from doing so by her relatives. Some of the VAOs, who had come for the Jamabandhi programme spoke to the protesters and promised action.