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সুন্দরী পশ্চিমঘাট, কেরালার মহাপ্লাবন এবং প্রফেসর মাধব গ্যাডগিলের হারানো দলিল

পরিবেশবিদদের আশঙ্কা অক্ষরে অক্ষরে মিলে গিয়েছে। রাজদণ্ড ও বণিকের মানদণ্ডের যৌথ আঁতাতের ফল কেরালার এই ভয়াবহ প্রাকৃতিক বিপর্যয়। লিখছেন অমিতাভ আইচ। ভারতের পশ্চিমতট রেখা বরাবর রয়েছে এক আশ্চর্য পর্বতমালা, উপত্যকা আর কুয়াশা ঢাকা গভীর অরণ্যময়। কৃষিজমি, নদ-নদীময় এক প্রাকৃতিক ভূভাগ, ভৌগোলিকরা যাকে বলেন সহ্যাদ্রি বা পশ্চিমঘাট। “প্রাকৃতিক দিক থেকে এ এক সুমহান ঐতিহ্য যা খালি […]


Persecution of Makkal Athikaram Intensifies, Efforts on to Reopen Sterlite

“Our politics threatens the police and the rulers, which is why they are attacking us” – C. Raju, state coordinator of Makkal Athikaram The Thoothukudi police have continued to hound the people who participated in the anti-Sterlite protests, even as they stand accused of murdering unarmed protesters. In a transparent effort to deflect culpability they […]


Dissent Under Siege in Tamil Nadu: Part 2 – Chennai-Salem Highway protests, Attacks on Press Freedom

While no action has been initiated against Thoothukudi police personnel who shot 131 bullets at unarmed protestors, killing 13 and maiming many others in broad daylight, the police have been rounding up and arresting people who participated in the agitation against Sterlite. However, resistance against such ‘development projects’ now seems to be spreading across Tamil […]



Tuticorin Continues to Protest Against Sterlite Copper

Tuticorin’s battle against destruction of environment and humankind by Vedanta Ltd. continues (Find our earlier report on the Anti-Sterlite struggle here).    Geethanjali, Lois Sofia Protests against Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper are continuing in Thoothukudi (also called Tuticorin) district in Southern Tamil Nadu. On Saturday, May 5th, thousands participated in a 12-hour hunger strike demanding the […]


The Movement Against Sterlite : Thoothukudi Residents Demand Ban On Polluting Sterlite Copper Plant

Tuticorin rises against destruction of environment and mankind by Vedanta Ltd., in the name of development and economic advancement. Geethanjali, Lois Sofia Protests on March 24, 2018 On a Saturday evening, residents from the coastal city of Thoothukudi (also called  Tuticorin)  and surrounding villages in the district, came out onto the streets in large numbers protesting […]