Bengaluru demolition drive: Martyr’s home among many others to be razed

| Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 14:04
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Bengaluru: The house of late Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar, who died defending the country during the terrorist attack at the Pathankot airbase, is to be demolished along with a hundred other houses by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). What’s more shocking is the residents claim that they were not given ample time to prepare themselves for being uprooted from their homes.
The BBMP have decided to demolish these houses to make room for draining storm water that is affecting the lives of Bengaluru’s locals.
Niranjan's brother Shashank said, "It is very hard for us to digest this because we have lost our brother in Pathankot attack and now we are seeing the house is being demolished. And it is not a good thing to see our national hero's house being demolished. I would request to stop this demolition for good purpose because Niranjan has died for the country and if is going to happen this way then it is a shame for the country."
Shashank added, “They just marked it (Pillar of house) and left. We will have a word with officials and then decide on this. It’s not a common man's house; It's a national hero's house. They need to consult us first. If demolition is really required then we are ready, just requesting them to give us some time so we can build a new pillar across it.”
As per officials, the demolition might save the city of Bengaluru from water logging. In the meantime, BBMP is continuing its demolition drive and marked many more buildings for demolition in Vidhyaranyapura. 

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