Coronavirus crisis – migrant workers face police anger in Coimbatore

An eye-witness account from Coimbatore

Migrant workers from North India in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore, blocked roads and broke the new curfew demanding that food, shelter and sanitary facilities be provided to them. The local administration made vain attempts to disperse them; talk and promises to make the necessary arrangements failed. The city police resorted to charging with lathis (metal covered batons) to disperse the crowds. Once dispersed, police distributed food packets in an effort to temporarily subdue the situation and promised regular supplies to the area. read more

Thirumurugan Gandhi
Tamil Nadu

Victim of Tamil Nadu Police high-handedness, political activist Thirumurugan of May 17 released

The Chennai High court bench quashed the Goondas case on rights activists Thirumurugan Gandhi, Daison, Ilamaran and Arun Kumar today. The Activists were arrested in May for conducting a candle light vigil in Marina beach to commemorate the genocide of Eelam Tamils. Following the arrest cases under sections 147,148, 143, 188,341 and 506 [ii] IPC r/w 7[i] CLA act and sec 3 of TNPPDL act were filed on Thirumurugan Gandhi, the chief co-ordinator of May 17 Movement and other comrades. Subsequently Goondas act was used and activists were jailed in the Puzhazh prison. The Tamil Nadu government used the notorious Goondas Act, a detention law to imprison the Activists to quell the dissent it was facing on numerous issues in Tamil Nadu. read more

Anita's Death

Demand justice for Anitha!

Millions and millions of people in Tamil Nadu are heavy heartedly grieving over the death of the young student Anitha. There is a general feeling of an unbearable loss particularly amongst those who supported Anitha’s fight against the system over the NEET exams! Many lost a sister, a daughter, a family member with Anitha’s tragic death. Spontaneous protests are erupting everywhere regardless of very high police alert show the outrage amongst the people in general. Students, activists and young workers are all in a combat mood against the system right now. read more

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Tamil Nadu

Pricol workers on indefinite hunger strike!

Eight days wages of 840 workers was withheld by the Pricol Ltd management to merely penalise the workers for their abstention from work on the 25 April, to join the state wide protests supporting the farmers cause.

The Pricol workers, however are determined to fight against this and they are now in an indefinite hunger strike. On June 19th – AICCTU, AIARLA along with other organisations have coordinated a well attended inaugural event, expressing solidarity with the 12 Pricol workers and their supporters in Coimbatore, and Chennai who began their hunger strike. read more