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Temple Devotees withdraw Stir  following RDO's intervention

Temple Devotees withdraw Stir following RDO's intervention

Erode Periya Mariamman Temple Land Recovery Movement withdrew its picketing programme at Erode on Friday evening,  following the Erode RDO Sathishkumar and DSP Anandakumar  held talks with the movement.

The movement announced the stir against construction work in the encroached government land, adjacent to the temple, in the area. Many functionaries of the movement, BJP, Hindu Munnani, RSS, VHP, assembled in the temple.

Heading the meeting of them, Hindu Munnani state treasurer Shanmugasundaram  said already the commissioner of land administration confirmed that the  12.65 acre land next to the temple,  worth several crores of rupees, belonged to the government. So, in two petitions, the HC ruled against the land grabbers. But, the land grabbers obtained 'status quo' order from the  HC and were using the land.

In violation of the HC order, the land grabbers started construction activity. So, the movement announced the stir. Then, the Erode RDO ordered the land grabbers to stop the work. Hence, they suspended the stir. However, they would start the stir, if the construction work was started again.

As the land grabbers violated the HC order, they wanted registration of criminal cases against them. Besides action should be taken against them for threatening  the revenue officials who went to stop the construction work, he said.

He wanted government action to vacate the status quo stay order by speeding up the pending case in the HC and take over the land where the temple was located many years back. 

Due to the stir, large number of police assembled there creating much tension in the area. In this protest, ex-MP Sowndaram, BJP District President Senthilkumar, General Secretary, Eswaramurthy, Women's Team District President Punitam, Data Management State Vice President Senthil, North District Observer  Palanichami, Media Division District President Annadurai, and many  executives attended.