MASSACRE IN TUTUCORIN SYMBOLIC OF THE FANGS OF THE STATE THAT BANG EVERY TOOTH AND NAIL TO SUPPRESS EVEN THE MOST PEACEFUL PROTESTS OF THE PEOPLE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS.
THE PROTESTS MUSTY BE PART OF A MOVEMENT TO FIGHT FASCISM AS A WHOLE.THE PROTESTS MUST ENGULF EVERY NOOK AND CORNER OF THE NATION LIKE A TIDAL WAVE EXTINGUISHING A FIRE.
THE LIGHT OF JUSTICE SHOULD SHIMMER ALL OVER WITH THE EFFECT OF A SWORD PIERCING THROUGH FLESH SYMBOLIZING THE WRATH OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST THIS GRAVE INJUSTICE PERPETRATED.
CONDEMN THIS FASCIST GENOCIDE BY THE STATE IN TAMIL NADU .THERE COULD BE NO MORE PROOF THAT MORALLY THE STATE IS FASCIST AND TRAMPLES UPON THE ANY PROTEST TO PROTECT PEOPLES LIVELIHOOD TO BLESS THE ANTI-PEOPLE CORPORATES.
MAY THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE SHOT BE PERMANENTLY WRITTEN IN RED BLOOD SYMBOLIZING THE WRATH AGAINST FASCISM AND THE INEXTINGUISHABLE SPIRIT OF THE OPPRESSED TO EXTINGUISH IT.
PROTESTS SHOULD SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE ENGULFING EVERY NOOK AND CORNER OF THE NATION
War on people extended to Tamil Nadu!
For the Loot of Vedanta at least 18 people killed ( 11 officially confirmed )in police firing at Tutucurine (Thoothukudi)) in a protest rally against Vedanta Sterlite plant!
The district is sealed...
Raise your voice for Thoothukudi's
Down with the repression!
The tremor in his voice is evident as Godwin Jose begins to recount the horror of police firing in the protest rally against Sterlite on May 22. The 23-year-old from Sorispuram in Thoothukudi was among the tens of thousands of people who had gathered to take out the rally which ended with bloody violence leaving at 11 dead and several injured.
“The police opened fire when we tried to enter the Collectorate. So, we stepped away and sat somewhere outside. That was when there was a lathicharge too. Fearing lathicharge, we entered the Collectorate again, and there was shooting again,” Godwin says.
Godwin has no shred of doubt that the firing was pre-planned. “It looked as if the police were singling out those who were vocal, those who led the protests, and shot them above the abdomen,” he says.
“There was of course indiscriminate shooting, too, and many of us were hurt in the legs. But there were several rounds of fire, and we could see they were picking the targets at times. Thamizharasan, for example, was very active in the protest for quite some time. He has been shot dead. When you target the organisers and kill them, it is evident you want to kill the protest,” Godwin says.
Henry Tiphagne, executive director of People’s Watch, couldn’t agree more. “It was certainly planned and intended at quelling the protests,” he says.
On May 20, the district administration had called for a peace committee meeting in which over 20 organisations including traders’ associations and fishermen associations had participated. At this meeting, warnings were given against participating in the rally.
“We were advised against the protest rally in the meeting. The administration warned us against taking out a rally, since there were chances that it could turn violent. All of us agreed to hold a call-attention protest on a playground that was earmarked for us, and signed an agreement to that effect,” says S Raja of Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangam (Traders Association). But the agreement did not go down well with many other protestors.
THIS DAY SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN BLACK LETTERS IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND AND IS A TESTIMONY OF FASCISM THAT EXISTS TODAY.ANGER SHOULD SIMMER ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LIKE A HUGE BOILING POT BURSTING OR A BIG BUILDING SET ON FIRE.