Monday, November 14, 2005


The squatters of Gobindapur Rail Colony stayed mute for one day, perhaps absorbing the shock of the High Court order, and deciding the next course of action.

On day 3, they started dharna in nine places along the tracks between Tollygung and Dhakuria flyover by erecting makeshift stages. They demanded rehabilitation before eviction. They urged the state government to provide them land for a considered price.

"The Central government has several schemes under which residences could be constucted for us. We have urged the state government to provide us land and we would pay the amount for the land within a period of five years, but it has fallen on deaf ears. However, we will fight till the end."

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