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Residents threaten to surrender family cards

A cross-section of residents of Thiruvanmiyur Kuppam is protesting the denial of permission to construct new houses on land belonging to the fishing hamlet.

They have threatened to surrender their family cards to register their protest, if they are not permitted to divide the available land among the younger generation.

Increasing numbers

“We were just 500-odd persons earlier. Now the numbers has swelled and we are over 1,500. Those who are married need houses. We were allotted 600 houses in Kannagi Nagar after the tsunami, but none of us moved there. We don’t know what happened to them ...

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