82-year-old farmer’s struggle for justice yet to pay off


K K Sreeraj 

So far, Raman has received favourable verdicts from the village office and the high court, but to no avail. The latest court order came in August 2022, but was also ignored.

C V Raman | Photo: Mathrubhumi Epaper

Thrissur: Around 14 years have passed since C V Raman, an 82-year-old farmer from Thrissur’s Moorkanikkara, began seeking aid to sow seeds in his own land. He has received favourable verdicts from the village office and the high court, but to no avail. The latest court order came in August 2022, but was also ignored.

Raman’s misery began in 2008 when he decided to go on a legal battle against the alleged illegal field clearance and soil mining in adjoining fields. All through he won favourable verdicts from the village office, geology office, collector's office, agricultural department, RTI commission and the high court, no change has taken place yet.

The first court verdict in Raman’s favour came in 2016, but it was not implemented. Following which, Raman filed an appeal and the high court ordered the collector to implement the verdict within four weeks. Still, nothing happened.

So far, Raman has spent a huge amount of money seeking justice.

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