Remaining Residents in Village 1 Struggle for Compensation

Dec. 18, 2010. 24 families living in Group 8, Village 1 on Saturday morning organised a press conference to air their grievances against Shukaku Inc. for refusing to pay them any compensation. Their homes, now flooded with water, are located along the railway tracks, and while Shukaku Inc. has told them to turn to Toll Royal Railways for compensation, the residents have received no documentation enabling to be covered the ADB-funded railway rehabilitation project.

During the press conference, a representative from Shukaku Inc. turned up with two armed men in uniform. He proceeded to argue with the residents and film them.

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