Tamil Actor/Director Raised Voice For The Residents Of Arumbakkam !!

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Tamil director Naveen Mohemadali who is known among the audience for his debut film “Moodar Koodam” raised voice for the people of Arumbakkam who left without houses due to the Cooum river eco restoration. Around 93 families in Radhakrishnan Nagar in Arumbakkam resettled to the KP Park Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements. A total of 247 families are expected to be moved in batches.

When a number of residents expressed their happiness on getting resettled, others who had rented in the settlement for many years said they did not not receive allotments. The house owners who received allotments have safe houses elsewhere in the city, residents said. Most of the men in the settlement are daily wagers, drivers while women are working as domestic help in the neighbouring areas.

“We have lived here for over 20 years. I have a 15-year-old daughter and we have nowhere to go now. The rent here is only around Rs 2,000. I cannot rent a house anywhere else for less than Rs 5,000 and I also have to pay a deposit, both of which I cannot afford,” a resident named Sampath Kumar, a daily wager said to the media.

Many who are aware of the procedures, have been expressing their concern over the families that were left without houses. Meanwhile, a twitter user came up with a tweet saying that the pictures that are doing rounds in social media platforms with the posters of Ambedkar were captured during January month. “They are using those pictures for urgency” he said in his tweet.

Check out his tweet below :

Reacting to this tweet, Director Naveen who acted and directed “Moodar Koodam” said “No matter whether the pictures contain Ambedkar poster or not. It were houses that got demolished right ? People who have no place to go, are oppressed ones, ain’t they ??” through his tweet by writing “அம்பேத்கர் படம் இருந்தாலென்ன இல்லாட்டி என்ன? இடிக்கப்பட்டவை வீடுகள்தேனே? நிற்கதியாய் நிற்பவர்கள் ஒடுக்கப்பட்ட மக்கள்தேனே தோழர்?”

Check out his tweet below :

However, people, in the comment section of Naveen, argued that the people who lost their houses are resettled and the demolitions were executed with their consent.

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