Monday, November 3, 2014

200 illegal huts along Karwar beach demolished

200 illegal huts along Karwar beach demolished

However, when the earthmovers tried to clear the huts near Aquarium, many fishermen protested and even blocked them. While the women from the community were weeping over their plight, some of the protests burnt portraits of District Incharge minister R V Deshpande and local legislator Sateesh Sail. 

"The action is being taken following the apex court order and it is under the guidance of district administration that taluk officials have cleared the huts. But the district administration is also committed to the welfare of the traditional fishermen.

The administration is contemplating providing place near London Bridge and Devekar College for fishermen to keep their fishing equipment like boats, nets and others,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner H Prasanna.

Photos courtesy - Rukmanand Mayekar.

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