Indore: “We are living in the campus for the last 70 years and even before the construction of MY Hospital. The officials don’t have any right to remove us from this land,” Vijay Mehra, a resident of MGM Medical College campus said.While staging demonstration at the Divisional Commissioner’s office against the order of removing their encroachments from the Medical College campus, Mehra said that there are several families who are living there for more than 50 years.

More than 100 people reached the Divisional Commissioner office and staged demonstration on Thursday under the banner of Harijan-Dalit Pichhda Varg Jhuggi Jhopadi Awasiya Sangh. The agitators also submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister with a request not to remove them from the campus.

Another agitator Rajesh Nagar claimed that they are living there since four generations.“Our family has seen four generations here and we will not shift by any sudden orders. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had announced that people who are living in a place for more than 40 years will not be removed from there. We are living here for more than 80 years,” Nagar said.

Similarly, Anees Khan said that on one hand, the Chief Minister is announcing not to remove people from their places and on the other the officials are forcing them to shift just before the monsoon. The agitators also claimed that MLA Usha Thakur has assured them that no action would be taken against them.Meanwhile, the Medical College administration has announced to remove the encroachments by June 7 under police protection.

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