161 applicants seek validity for structures


On the last day of submission of any official documents to defend their structures from imminent demolition, the office of the administrator of comunidades, South zone, on Friday received 161 applications from the people affected.
All the applications are from the residents of Tolsanzor and none from Moti Dongor. While 210 slum dwellers from Moti Dongor filed a writ petition in the high court of Bombay at Goa against the proposed demolition, over 40 from Tolsanzor also moved the court by filing a separate writ petition. The court has restrained the authorities from going ahead with the demolition until further orders and asked them to file a reply within two weeks.Administrator of comunidades, South zone, Pravin Barad, said that most of the applicants who have submitted their defense, have pointed out to the applications made by them for regularization of their structures under Article 372A of the Code of Comunidades. [TOI]