|Report| Eviction of Dalits from Tannirbhavi in Mangalore

July 1, 2009 by
Filed under: Human Rights, Minorities, Report, Urban Poverty 

PUCL Dakshin Kannada

A Fact Finding Report on the proposed eviction of Dalits and others from Tannirbhavi, Mangalore, in Karnataka.

“Dalits At Tannirbavi Being Evicted” was the headline of a news item that appeared in ‘The Hindu’ of 14th June, 2009. We were shocked to read that the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) was initiating steps to evict residents from a plot which KIADB has reportedly sold to a certain industrialist. We decided to visit the site in order to ascertain the facts in the background of serious allegations against KIADB, which is accused of earning exorbitant profits through land dealings, though the avowed purpose of its creation is to develop plots and provide them to small industries on a no loss-no profit basis. A fact-finding team was set-up with the following members:

  • P.B.D’Sa – President, PUCL Mangalore
  • Prof. Pattabhirama Somayaji – Academician and Social Activist
  • Suresh Bhat B. – Member, PUCL, Mangalore
  • C.N.Shetty – Industrialist, Thinker, Social Activist
  • Damodar Jathanna – President, Janapara Vedike, Udipi
  • Rasool Barkur – Secretary, Janapara Vedike, Udipi
  • Shekhar Shetty – Vice President, Janapara Vedike, Udipi

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