120 families in Camerons stage demo for more land


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014

ABOUT 120 Indian families living in Blue Valley Estate in Cameron Highlands staged a peaceful demonstration on Saturday carrying placards, urging for more land for an Indian temple and a Tamil school, Tamil Nesan reported.

Temple president K. Rengasamy said the developers who had bought over the estate for redevelopment had allocated 0.7ha of land for the Tamil school and another 0.23ha for the temple a year ago.

He said the residents have submitted a memorandum to the developers asking them to consider for another 0.23ha for the temple and also the school.

They said they will not move out of the temple built in 1938 if their request was not fulfilled.

> A 64-year-old widow from Dombivali in Mumbai has been rendered homeless and compelled to beg on the streets in Vashi after her married son allegedly disowned her and threw her out of his house, reported Malaysia Nanban.

The widow has been provided shelter by a woman in her house in Turbhe village.

The widow alleged that her son’s behaviour changed after he got married and started ill-treating her and her 80-year-old husband.

On Jan 26, he threw both of them out of the house.

The woman said she had visited many shelter homes for senior citizens in Mumbai, but they demanded money for providing food and shelter.

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