CPI plea for homes to homeless

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Puducherry,June 23(UNI) The Communist Party of India (CPI) here today urged the administration to take immediate steps to construct houses for the homeless in the union territory.

Addressing the press, CPI State Secretary Na Ra Kalainathan said several people in Puducherry and Ozhukarai Municipalities were living on streets or rented houses.

The administration should identify sites for constructing tenements. Stating homeless in villages were also on the increase, Mr Kalainathan urged the administration to expedite 32 Land Ceiling Act cases pending in the Supreme Court and Madras High Court for the past 22 years and take steps to provide land or houses to the people.

The CPI volunteers would organise a door-to-door campaign or camps in some places to collect the details of the landless people and hold a demonstration in front of the Collectorate at Saram here and office of the sub-collector at Villianur along with the homeless on July ten.

Mr Kalainathan who demanded a CBI probe into the murder of Jayaraman, an employee of the Pondicherry Central University,also took strong exception to 'stalling the provision of free house site pattas to 53 people belonging to "Irular" community at Vaathanur.

He also urged the withdrawal of the Coastal Zone Regulation Act which would affect the fishermen community.

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