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Mumbai: Residents continue to protest

Even as the civic body and the Bombay high court refused to grant them relief, residents of Campa Cola complex decided to hold their ground and continue protesting the scheduled May 2 demolitions.

mumbai Updated: Apr 30, 2013 01:42 IST
Vaishnavi Vasudevan

Even as the civic body and the Bombay high court refused to grant them relief, residents of Campa Cola complex decided to hold their ground and continue protesting the scheduled May 2 demolitions.

Their hope rests on their review petition against the SC order directing the BMC to demolish all unauthorised flats in the complex. The petition is pending with the apex court.

“We will file a curative petition even if the review judgment goes against us. The BMC can’t take action when legalities are in process,” said Rushabh Mutha, resident, Mid Town Apartments.

“We won’t let them demolish our homes. The fight will continue,” said Ajay Mehta, chairman, Mid town Apartments.

Othersalso said they would stand firm against the demolitions. “We are ready to pay for regularisation but can’t be evicted,” said V Srinivas, a resident.

On Tuesday, residents continued to hold discussions and protests regarding the demolition. “We will write to as many officials as possible,” said Bhuvnesh Chandra, resident of Midtown Apartments.

Some of the legal occupants too had moved HC asking for a stay on the demolition, citing inconvenience and structural damage that the demolitions could cause. The HC, however, turned down their plea.

Residents have also turned to social media campaigns and an online petition to garner support.