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Is the burning of Koolamurippu forest a deliberate act? Raviharan demands immediate inquiry

Is the burning of Koolamurippu forest a deliberate act? Raviharan demands immediate inquiry

Immediate inquiry should held on the burning down of a part of Koolamurippu Forest which has been planned to be colonised. It is not seemed to a natural occurrence. It is strongly suspected that this has been done deliberately, the MPc, T.Ravihran has said.

He had said this in a media release issued yesterday.

It is a known fact that an attempt is made to deforest a jungle area of Koolamurippu. Heavy arguments took place in the Mullai District Coordinating committee meeting held on the 10th regarding this. Youth of the district had staged a protest Rally against illegal deforestation and colonising. In this context, consumption by fire of a part of the Koolamurippu jungles raises more questions. This had to be viewed as a preceding action of making large spaces for colonization.

Nobody objects giving landless Tamils and Muslim people. We object giving lands for settling only for Muslim people. A Minister from Vanni is taking deliberate action to create a rift and racism between Tamil and Muslim communities who are living peacefully.

In this context the burning down of the forest cannot be considered as a normal occurrence. The District Administration should conduct an impartial inquiry and bring to book whoever is responsible for this burning, he had said.


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