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Hundreds of disabled persons arbitrarily detained in Tamilnadu

Hundreds of disabled persons were arbitrarily detained while they were proceeding to Chennai from different parts of Tamil Nadu to participate in a demonstration before the state secretariat demanding an enhancement in the amount of disability “pension”. The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled People (NPRD) has strongly condemned the action of the […]

Tamil Nadu firecracker factory blast: 19 workers dead, 36 injured

A firecracker factory blast in in Achankulam, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu took the life of 19 workers from financially backward and Dalit communities. While the administration has claimed to have initiated investigation, fact remains that such incidents of workplace deaths of marginal workers are frequent, largely unattended and quickly forgotten in the Virudhunagar-Sivakasi-Sattur region and elsewhere. A […]

Protestors in Thoothukudi were Shot to Kill, say Autopsy reports

After the recent order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recommending the opening of Vedanta’s copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi, a report by Reuters has once again brought the issue of police brutality to the forefront. It claims that 12 of the 13 protestors killed when police opened fire on a demonstration in May 2018 […]

Dissent Under Siege in Tamil Nadu: Part 3 – BJP Brings Its Fascist Tactics to Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu government under CM Edappadi Palanisami and Deputy CM O. Paneerselvam has never proved its majority on the Assembly floor. Following Jayalalitha’s death only seven months into her tenure, Tamil Nadu saw everything between standard horse trading moves to bizarre meditations at her memorial in a battle between various factions to head AIADMK and […]

Vedanta pollutes, People protest, State kills.

GroundXero: The death toll rises to 18, according to unofficial estimates, including at least one woman, and at least 30 more sustain bullet injuries. The firing happened when the protesters from Thoothukudi went for dharna outside the District Collector’s office. This marked the 100th day of the recent peaceful protests, in Thoothukudi, against Vedanta’s Sterlite […]