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MCGM starts disconnecting supplies at Campa Cola compound

The residents of Campa Cola compound let the civic officials to disconnect water, gas and electricity supply.

After three days of stiff resistance, the residents of Campa Cola compound in south Mumbai on Monday (June 23) opened the gates of their compound, letting in civic officials to disconnect water, gas and electricity supply to 96 illegal flats in the plush complex. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

"The residents finally cooperated with us today. Our teams have started work of cutting off the supply of electricity, water and piped gas of the residents and have formed 12 teams for the process," Deputy Municipal Commissioner Anand Waghralkar said. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), that started work at 11 AM, will continue with it till sunset, he said. "We have once again assured residents that we have only come to cut off the essential supplies peacefully as per the orders of the Supreme Court and will do nothing more than this," the MCGM official said. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

After backing out from their stand of prohibiting the entry of MCGM officials in the compound, the residents, following the intervention of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, had yesterday apologised to the civic body for the inconvenience caused to them. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The residents of the complex, located in the plush Worli area of south Mumbai, also decided to let the MCGM officials cut the water and power supply to illegal flats. They had also petitioned to President Pranab Mukherjee, requesting him to stay the demolition of the illegal flats on "humanitarian grounds." (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The residents in their petition said if the illegal flats are demolished, senior citizens living there would be rendered homeless. They also stated a number of ways in which the illegal flats can be regularised by the state government. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Several students under the banner of All India Students' Association (AISA) today staged a protest outside the HRD Ministry against the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Protests, which went on more than an hour-and-a-half, began at 9.30 AM with a group of students raising slogans against Delhi University and demanding that FYUP be immediately rolled back. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

"Delhi University Vice Chancellor is ignoring the opinion of students and teachers. Despite UGC's directive, DU is not ready to scrap FYUP. We wll not sit silent till our demand is met," said AISA president Sucheta De. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Several first year students belonging to various DU colleges also participated in the protest. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

When senior police officials intervened in the matter, the students called off their protest. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

UGC had yesterday issued directions both to DU and all 64 colleges under it to conduct admission under the three-year under-graduate programme and not under the controversial FYUP implemented by the varsity last year.

On Sunday (June 22) many Mumbaikars volunteered to clean the Banganga Tank at Walkeshwar, Mumbai. The tank was built in the 1127 AD by a minister of the then Silhara king of Thane. The tank was rebuilt in 1715 AD with donations for the Walkeshwar Temple. (Source: Express photo)

The Bafna Foundation and Sanskruti Jatan Pratishtan spearheaded the clean up work. (Source: Express photo)

The tank is popular among Mumbai Hindus for immersing the ashes of the deceased. (Source: Express photo)

However, the low water level in the Banganga has made it difficult to perform final rites here now. (Source: Express photo)

Students in Kolkata participated in the One Billion Rising campaign on Sunday (June 22) at the Victoria Memorial. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

The students take part in a street play as part of the awareness campaign. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

One Billion Rising is a global campaign to transform patriarchal structures and mindsets and end violence against women and girls. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

The students take part in a street play as a part of the awareness campaign. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)