Bogus christist charity, HC orders demolition of tsunami houses

via New Indian Express published on January 29, 2008

Demolish tsunami houses: HC

The Madras High Court has directed Salvation Agency (India South Eastern Territory), an international social welfare organisation, to demolish the houses it built for the victims of the tsunami in December 2004.

The agency had built houses in Uzhavar Nagar of North Poigainallur, Nagapattinam.

The First Bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla said that the houses were unfit for habitation and the agency should demolish the houses and remove the debris from the place of construction at its own cost.

The Bench also directed the State Home Secretary and the Nagapattinam District Collector to take possession of the vacant land and arrange for the construction of proper and quality houses or allot any other readily available houses in the vicinity of North Poigainallur to each of the 44 families.

All this should be carried out expeditiously, preferably within two months, the Bench said, and directed the Collector to file his compliance report within a week of the expiry of the stipulated two months.

The Bench gave the ruling while allowing a public interest writ petition from A Subbian of Uzhavar Nagar, a tsunami victim.

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