In December last year, officials from various departments including the PWD, began evicting the families here under the Cooum river eco-restoration project.
There are around a hundred children who are attending schools and are now facing difficulty due to the eviction, said the petition
Residents of Chennai's Kuppaimedu approach human rights panel seeking time to shift before houses razed
Many of them, hailing from disadvantaged economic backgrounds, are finding it difficult to find new accommodation as they are unable to pay the advance sought for houses on rent
For the fifth day on Saturday, officials are continuing to bring down the last of the houses. While some have found lodgings in their relatives’ houses, others are camping alongside the debris.
Residents in Tiruvottiyur and Ernavoor did not allow the corporation to take over the new tenements allotted to them, fearing that it may not be returned.