'Nilpu Samaram' to be Relaunched

Published: 24th November 2015 07:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2015 07:26 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The convention of the tribal leaders has decided to relaunch the ‘Nilpu Samaram’ (standing protest) alleging that the Government did not fulfil any of the promises given to the tribal people last year.

The second round of protests would be announced at a convention in Thiruvananthapuram on December 17.

The ‘Nilpu Samaram’ will be relaunched on January 1, 2016, the AGMS leaders said at a press conference here on Monday.  

The 162-day-long Nilpusamaram was called off on December 17, 2014 after the government agreed to  almost all demands raised by the tribal protestors including the implementation of PESA - Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act in tribal dominant panchayats in the states.

“The government failed to fulfil any of the promises agreed upon to end the Nilpusamaram, forcing us to once again hit the streets with the protests,” said C K Janu of the AGMS.

The agitation to begin on January 1 will continue till the government gives 20,000 acres of land handed over by the central government for tribal rehabilitation to the desrving landless tribals, the AGMS leaders informed.


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