Peopple of Maruthankerny held a demonstration yesterday morning opposing acquisition of additional lands by Wild Life Department, for National Sanctuary. This demonstration was held in front of theMaruthankerny Divisional Secretariat.
The Wild Life Department has acquired 196 square Kilometers land through gazette notification. Currently the boundaries are demarcated and the boundary stones and being planted. However, boundary stones are being planted to enclose additional Lands.
This will cause a situation where sea water and fresh water fishing and our residential areas will get lost. Our livelihood is affected. Hence revoke the gazette notification and release our ancient lands, said the people who engaged in the protest. They also handed over a memorandum regarding this to the Maruthankerny Divisional Secretary, Kanagasabapathy Kanageswaran.
The Divisional Secretary promised to contact relevant people and find a suitable solution for their problem.
It was announced that a protest demonstration will be held in front of the Wild – Life Department, Kaddaikkadu.