Homeless Mopa Dhangars crying for land ownership

जमीन मालकी हक्काखातीर मोपाच्या धनगरांची धडपड

10 Jan 2019 08:11 PM

Displaced dhangars of Mopa have come up with a strange request. They don’t want to live in the new concrete houses they have been provided. Because they are falling.

Instead, they prefer to rebuild their houses in Kasarvarne with the wooden material of old houses. This is the kind of confidence our government is building among the poor people.

Even before they entered the new houses, its ceilings started falling and walls developed cracks. As a result, they moved into makeshift houses or cowsheds. Their domesticated animals are kept in makeshift cowsheds.

But the GMR, who is building the Mopa airport, has termed it illegal. Some of them are forced to cook, eat and sleep in open. They have bought all the household material from the old houses to new premises.

But due to lack of space they have kept their belonging outside. Dhanager are just lifted from proposed Mopa airport site and dumped here. The land and houses are still not transferred in their names. A dhangar Sonu Vithu Varak expresses his grief.

Aam Admi Party has come out openly, criticising the government apathy towards the Dhangar community. The party calls is daylight cheating.

Reporter: Ramesh Naik Raut | Desk: Jawahar Barve | Camera: Sandeep Kamulkar

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