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Unveiling popular trope of value aid/salaries for ‘homemakers’

Prior to the upcoming election, several political parties have promised salary for homemakers in Tamilnadu and Kerala. While some oppose and some welcome these proposals, trade union activists Munmun Biswas and Arya Thomas ask what they really stand for.   The southern states going into election this year have confronted a new battle. In wanting to […]

About Thoothukudi and Other Custodial Police Violence During Lockdown: Part 1

A documentation of the custodial deaths during lockdown that also looks for the answer to some such questions around the class nature, caste nature and religious nature of such deaths. This is the first part of the Groundxero report.   The Thoothukudi murders have once again drawn our attention to custodial and other forms of violence […]

Death of father-son duo in Tamil Nadu in police custody – A CPDR (TN) report

The custodial torture and killing of a shopkeeper and his son, on last Friday, by the police in a small town of Sathankulam in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, for violating lockdown regulations, has sparked massive outrage all over the state. Condemning this incident, several trader union bodies, various political outfits, activists, and the local […]

চেন্নাই কোভিড সাপোর্ট গ্রুপ থেকে শ্রমিকদের জন্য একটি ঘোষণা

বিভিন্ন বেসরকারি সংস্থা, শ্রমিক ইউনিয়ন ও ভলান্টিয়ারদের নিয়ে তৈরি চেন্নাইয়ের কোভিড সাপোর্ট গ্রুপ লকডাউনের শুরু থেকেই তামিলনাড়ুর বিভিন্ন এলাকায় আটকে পড়া পরিযায়ী শ্রমিকদের সাহায্য করার চেষ্টা করছে। তাদের তরফ থেকে শ্রমিকদের জন্য এখন অব্দি ট্রেন ও কাজের ব্যাপারে কিছু খবর এবং বাড়ি ফেরার জন্য তামিলনাড়ু সরকার যে ফর্মটি তৈরি করেছে, সেটি ফিল আপ করার ব্যাপারে […]

Where Oppression is Social, Can Salvation be Personal?

A Political Critique of Asuran, A Tamil Movie, by the TNLabour Team. First published in TNLabour.   (Spoiler Alert: there might be discussions that will reveal plot scenes)   Creative work doesn’t merely entertain a weary population but also stimulates our thought, deepens our relationships, and allows us to dream of a better future. In […]

গৃহপরিচারিকাদের আর্থিক নিরাপত্তার ভিত্তি দৃঢ় করল তামিলনাড়ু সরকার

ভারতের শহরাঞ্চলে গৃহ পরিচারিকাদের কাছে কম মজুরিতে বেশি খাটনি নিত্যদিনের ঘটনা। তামিলনাড়ুতে এর বিপরীতে একটি সরকারি পদক্ষেপ নেওয়া হল। লিখেছেন তৃষ্ণিকা ভৌমিক।   তামিলনাড়ুর মুখ্যমন্ত্রী পালানিস্বামী গতকাল একটি বিজ্ঞপ্তি প্রকাশ করেন। এতে নানান শ্রম-সংস্কারের প্রয়োগ হিসাবে অসংগঠিত ক্ষেত্রের শ্রমিকদের – যথা গৃহশ্রমিকদের – সুরক্ষার উদ্দেশ্যে কিছু নির্দেশাবলী জারি করা হয়েছে। এরই একটি অংশ হিসেবে জানা যাচ্ছে, […]

The Touch of Love, the Touch of Death and a New Dance in Tamil Nadu

A new choreography by a Chennai-based dancer speaks of caste-oppression and honour killing in Tamil Nadu, addressing the contemporary socio-political issue in a straightforward manner. How severe is the truth underlying the content of this work?  Madhushree Teenda Teenda In travel advertisements, the image of Indian culture is often represented by a smiling Bharatanatyam dancer, […]

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 […]

State repression intensifies in Thoothukudi: Indiscriminate arrest of villagers and activists

Amidst widening state repression of the struggle in Thoothukudi, Advocate Vanchi Nathan, State Coordinator of People’s Right Protection Centre who also served as the legal advisor to the Committee for the Struggle against Sterlite has been arrested, as have six members of Makkal Athikaram who have been booked under the authoritarian National Security Act. Lois […]

Police continues crackdown in Tuticorin after killing at least 13 people

In Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu police shot and killed another person, 22 year old Kaliappan on Wednesday and on Thursday morning another person, Selva Sekaran, succumbed to his injuries, bringing the death toll to at least 13, with more than 60 injured. Lois Sofia writes about the ongoing attacks and clampdown on the protesters. Read our […]

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 […]