Kannadiga families living near Goa beach asked to vacate
news Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 05:30
The protest of Kanndiga families living close to Baina Beach in Goa has got a boost with politicians from Goa and Karnataka and veteran Kannada journalist Patil Puttappa lending their support. The Goa government had asked around 200 families living near the beach to vacate the area within 48 hours as they were allegedly encroaching upon government land. However, the families are demanding rehabilitation as they have nowhere else to go. With MLAs and politicians from Karnataka including MLAs A S Patil Nadahalli and Vijay Sardesai and senior Kannada journalist Patil Puttappa expressing their support to the families, the Goa government is reportedly considering extending the deadline. Nadahalli told the media that he would take up the issue with Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and urge him to rehabilitate the families.