Office of Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum is a place where from all lifestyles come and protest to get himself or herself justice. Three dharnas at the same office have created record of sorts for the longest dharna may be in Belgaum for sure.
The dharna by a family of six enters its 706th day; families displaced by the Hidkal dam construction have completed 565 days and the Safai Mazdoor Sangh 469 days.
A family from Sarwad of Bijapur has been waiting for justice 706 days in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Belgaum. He was allegedly driven out of his village by upper castes who had set fire to his shop and seized his property as well as murdered a relative. The other 565-day old dharna is being staged in another makeshift tent by the 119 families displaced during the construction of Hidkal dam ago who are unhappy with the alternative houses allotted to them.
Source: Deccan Chronicle