Chief Minister, please take a look at Azhiyoor
Mayyazhi: Majority of disputes regarding land acquisition for Thalassery-Mahe bypass are yet to be resolved. But, the people of Azhiyoor still remain victims of the same issue, as they are denied justice.
The issue of land acquisition keeps burning for the past 40 years. The authorities are hesitant to provide compensation they actually deserve.
Every family here have a pathetic story to tell the world. Many of them live in wrecked houses. Others suffer from diseases. Alienated souls without any means to live. And there are many more to see.
The only request of the natives of Azhiyoor to the chief minister is to resolve the land dispute at the earliest. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanaswamy had intervened in the issue and the package was sanctioned in favour of the land owners in Mahe. Eighty families are residing in the area from Azhiyoor to Kakkadavu for the past 40 years, where the land acquisition for bypass is in progress.
The Bypass Action Committee meeting demanded that the revenue department and national highway authority stop neglecting those who lost land in Azhiyoor.
The committee also asked the chief minister to intervene and settle the disputes as only a meagre amount have been promised without ensuring proper rehabilitation and compensation.
The houses and properties in Azhiyoor bypass cannot be mortgaged, sold or renovated. In 2013, people had produced all the documents of the land expecting that the dispute will be resolved. But no solution was got. Now, they have been asked to produce the documents all over again.
The land owners had to take a lot of effort to prepare and reproduce the documents. The uncertainties regarding the compensation amount fixed by the land acquisition office through a survey remains the same, as the national highway authority did not sanction it.
Many houses in the land being acquired has crumbled down. The action committee has decided to stage protests, if there are no positive resolutions. The meeting was chaired by K.S. Nair. Gopi Krishnan, Ayisha Ummar and T.S. Jayakrishnan addressed the meeting.