Udupi: Construction of compound wall sparks row; police tighten security
Udupi, Jan 26: A dispute regarding a vacant ground in Kota Padukere has become a cause for differences between groups from two communities. The situation has raised doubts in the minds of people as to whether the conflict that erupted over the same issue a few years back, would repeat now.
The place in question was guarded by police for a year. Now the dispute has emerged again as Sri Rama Bhajan Mandir and Urdu school belonging to the Muslim community have engaged in a verbal row regarding the issue.
The land measuring around 1.92 acres reportedly belongs to Sri Rama Mandir. Now, Sri Ram Mandir has stared erecting a compound wall in between the said land and the road. The Urdu school management which earlier argued that the width of the road would become smaller by the erection of the compound wall, has now put forward a new argument saying that the land belongs to the school and is used as a playground.
The Sri Rama Mandir management says that they have provided a margin of three feet from the road as per the panchayat rules and the newly concreted road has a sufficient width of 12 feet. The management also says that they are the rightful owners of the land.
It has been reported that so many arguments in groups have taken place in the area regarding the matter. Brahmavar circle inspector Arun B Nayak, Kota police station officer K R Nayak, Maple police station officer Ravikumar visited the place and have taken necessary measures so that no tension prevails in the area.