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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 Basu Teenda Teenda In travel advertisements, the image of Indian culture is often represented by a smiling Bharatanatyam […]


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 […]