Despite the 600 days long protest started in 29, October 2019, neither the demand to reconstruct the Kochi-Chellanam coast nor the installation of groynes were implemented by the ruling government
T Peter, General Secretary of the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), passed away on 8 October 2020 from COVID-19 related complications in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A Collective of 15 organizations including the National Alliance of People Movements, Delhi Solidarity Group, Coastal Action Network, and Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy and Forum for Trade Justice, issued a statement remembering T Peter.
The National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) General Secretary T. Peter passed away at the Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. He was hospitalised there earlier this month after he contracted COVID-19.
Exclusion of Muslim ghetto: Untold story of a much celebrated Kerala Govt. housing scheme for fisher-folk
Straight to the facts, the aforementioned housing scheme for fishermen families was originally conceived in 2015 as beneficial to the people of certain localities deemed to be vulnerable to coastal hazards. The Thiruvananthapuram District Collector's draft report submitted to the Department of Fisheries in fact starts with the village of Beemapally - the Muslim fisher ghetto - and proposes to include sixty-two families from the locality.
The first-of-its-kind project has been constructed by the state government under Mission LIFE (Livelihood Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) which envisages a comprehensive housing scheme for all the landless and homeless in the state.