VASCO: In a temporary relief to occupants of 205 hutments along Baina coast that were supposed to be demolished on Thursday, High Court of Bombay at Goa asked the South Goa district administration to maintain a status quo.
The district administration has been asked to produce a detail plan of the hutments to be demolished during the next hearing on April 20. The occupants have already been issued eviction notices by the district administration. Also, a day prior to the demolitions on Wednesday, electricity department and PWD authorities have disconnected power and water supply to the hutments.
Meanwhile, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Luizinho Faleiro accused the BJP government in the state of failing to fulfill the promises made to the people ahead of assembly election in 2012.
Addressing a press conference near Safi Masjid at Baina on Wednesday evening along with former Goa Pradesh Congress Youth Committee president Sankalp Amonkar and All Goa Congress Minority Department Committee chairman Saifullah Khan, Luizinho said that the Congress party is not against development and progress of the state but demand that the BJP government do justice to the people residing in hutments along Baina coast.
Faleiro said that the BJP leaders had given assurance to rehabilitate the occupants of the hutments but they have failed to keep their word and promises. He said that before demolishing the hutments, the government should provide proper rehabilitation for the occupants who have been residing at Baina coast for years.