Month: January 2017
On 23rd January morning Tamil Nadu Govt. let loose brutal violence on the protestors, mainly students, who were on continual sit in at the Marina beach in Chennai on the immediate issue of a ban on the traditional sport of Jallikatu, demanding its permanent revocation. While the TN Govt., under pressure of the public outcry and the powerful movement in Tamil Nadu, passed an ordinance allowing the festival this year, many protestors were not in favour of calling off the struggle on only a partial settlement.The debate was on within the agitators when the TN police, by brutally beating up the student protestors, has added new fuel to the agitation. Reports say that when the police descended on the Marina Beach in the early hours of 23rd morning and asked the protestors to leave, more than 5000 students were peacefully complying but the police beat them with lathis and dragged them,literally provoking the gathering and also onlookers including fisherfolk living in surrounding areas … Read More
– SK Mohan
Ham saada hi aise the ki yuun hi pazirai / Jis baar khizan aai samjhe ki bahar aai..
(We were so simple minded and accepted just like that/ When the autumn came, we took it to be the spring)
– Faiz Ahmad Faiz
On the 8th of November they claimed it was a surgical strike on the ‘black’ money. … Read More