Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam procession pathway Encroached

published on June 14, 2010

Kummanam seeks CM’s intervention

PATHANAMTHTTA: Hindu Aikyavedi general secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan has sought the Chief Minister’s interference in resuming the land encroached on the Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam procession pathway.

Delivering the address after declaring the agitation for resuming the land encroached on Thiruvabharanam pathway, organised by the Thiruvabharanampatha Samrakshana Samithi here on Saturday, Kummanam said that the State Government should take immediate measures, through coming out with ordinance, to resume the land occupied by 485 encroachers on the Thiruvabharanam procession route. Though the Samithi took up the matter with the district authorities for followup action on resuming land from the encroachers, the administration failed miserably, allegedly under pressure from the vested interests having strong connections.

Kummanam said that major encroachments were on the procession route beginning from Kulanada village to RanniPerunadu village.

“The administration under Collector T T Antony took some major initiatives on identifying and quantifying the encroached Thiruvabhanampatha land,” he said. However, the present administration lacked the initiative in taking followup action. “The Samithi meeting to be held in Kozhenchery on June 19 would chalk out the date and mode of agitation,” Kummanam said.

Delivering the presidential address, Travancore Devaswom Board former president T N Upendranatha Kurup said that since the demand of the Thiruvabharanapatha Samrakshana Samithi is genuine in nature, the encroachers should vacate the land considering the sentiments of the crores of Ayyappa devotees.

Inaugurating the convention after lighting the traditional lamp, Pandalam Palace Coordination Committee general secretary Rajaraja Varma said that the authorities should take stern steps to evict the encroachers from the land on Thiruvabharanam pathway, having a width ranging from 8 metres to 15 metres, for the smooth passage of the procession.

The palace representative offered maximum cooperation for the efforts initiated by the Samithi.

Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham vicepresident D Viajayakumar, Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam state chairman Swami Ayyappadas, BJP district chief V N Unni, Malethu Saraladevi, C K Viswanathan, K R Ravi and Adoor Narendran offered felicitations.

Samithi chairman K Hariadas welcomed the gathering and secretary Prasad Kuzhikala proposed a vote of thanks

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