Greens come in support of endosulfan victims

Published: 20th March 2013 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2013 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

Environmentalists in the city have urged the  state government to take immediate steps to save the life of Mohan Kumar who is on a hunger strike at the High Court Junction  demanding a comprehensive compensation package for victims of endosulfan in Kasargod district.

Inaugurating a protest meeting at the High Court junction, environmentalist M K Prasad  said the government could not back track from  the responsibility of providing protection to the victims. The government should stop ignoring the woes of people of Kasargod who have been living under the threat of this pesticide for the past 40 years. He also urged the government to save the life of Mohan Kumar who is on a hunger strike.

George Bruno presided over the function.

CPI(ML) district secretary C G Biju welcomed the gathering, social activist C R Neelakandan delivered the keynote address.

M B Jayaghosh, Purushan Eloor, P J Manuval, Hashim Chendampilly, Fr Prasanth, M N Giri, Jolly Chirayath, Thushar Nirmal Saradhi, V C  Jenny, Eloor Gopinath, Bobby Thomas, Kuruvila Mathew, Sunil Kumar, and representatives of various environment and human rights  organisations spoke and announced solidarity  to the victims of endosulfan.


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