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 Today on May 23, 2018 fresh violence was unleashed on the family of those who were killed in the police atrocities yesterday in Tuticorin. They had gathered in the Tuticorin government hospital and opposed the attempt by the government to cover-up the cold blooded murder by conducting autopsy without any witness. The police took control of the hospitals and autopsy was conducted. When the protests intensified the police again resorted to firing. A 22 year old youth was killed in the firing and about five people have been injured fatally. With this death toll has reached 13.

Dr. Edwin Joe, director of Medical education in TamilNadu told the media today that out of the 42 who were admitted in their hospital, 17 of the fatally injured protesters have undergone operation today. Also bodies of 10 protesters who were killed are kept in the mortuary. The actual death toll is still not known and the police are trying to cover-up the mass killings.

Protests have erupted in various part of TamilNadu against the killings carried out in broad day light. The state’s Brahminical Media, RSS and BJP have all come out support of the atrocities and have justified the police excess. The Ruling ADMK government, which has been a faithful lapdog of BJP, has toed the same line.Members of the ruling ADMK party are justifying the violence by saying that naxals and Maoists have hijacked the protests.

The Home ministry has now asked the state government to cut off the internet connection to three districts Tuticorin, Nellai and Kanyakumari. The central government has also announced that para military forces will be deployed in these districts. Facebook pages of activists who have been voicing in support of the protesting people have been blocked at the behest of the government.

All of these are a precursor to a massive violence that will be let loose on the innocent civilians.
In 2011, when the people of Idindhankarai and Koodankulam were protesting against the nuclear power plant, the government resorted to such acts. Power supply and mobile connectivity was terminated in the two villages. Journalists from various national media were prevented from entering into the villages and those who were on the ground were forced to leave the villages.

Arun Kali Raja is part of the May 17 Movement

6 Comments

  1. Sally Dugman says:

    Everyone is someone’s daughter or son. Some are also sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and grandparents. They are also friends of others. So their loss is not just a loss for them when they are murdered, but a loss for a whole community of others, a loss for a nation and a loss for the world.

    The ones responsible for the loss MUST be held fully accountable and this song of loss is for all of those who do suffer death of their loved ones or the rip of their own lives into death. … We have to put our full force of our beings into stopping these carnage oriented abominations. Enough slaughter in India and other countries like mine — the USA that brings the slaughter into the homeland AND abroad!

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    • Sally Dugman says:

      Whoops, on my side of the world — none of these registered as taken at CC. Hence, there is redundance until the point that I gave up trying to put up my commentary. Sorry.

  2. Sally Dugman says:

    Everyone is somebody’s daughter or son. Some of those born are also parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. So their murders affect many lives.

    This song is for all who suffer such losses. Hopefully they will rise up in their full force to stop the carnage. People undertaking this butchering, whether directly or indirectly, must be held FULLY responsible — ALL of them whether in India or my country, the USA, where people slaughter in the homeland AND abroad.

    Randy Newman performs Losing You – YouTube
    Video for randy newman guardian losing you
    ▶ 4:06
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZTRRaUov4
    Jun 6, 2011 – Uploaded by The Guardian
    Randy Newman gives an exclusive performance of his song Losing You and talks … Randy Newman performs …

  3. Sally Dugman says:

    Everybody is someone’s daughter or son. Some are also parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, uncles, cousins wives, husbands,fathers,mothers and friends. So when they are murdered, the murderers must be held fully accountable regardless of whether their roles in the murder or direct or indirect and regardless of whether their slaughtering ways take place in India, the USA (which has murders in the homeland and abroad on a huge scale) or another country.

    This song is for those who suffer the losses:

    Randy Newman performs Losing You – YouTube
    Video for randy newman guardian losing you
    ▶ 4:06
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plZTRRaUov4
    Jun 6, 2011 – Uploaded by The Guardian
    Randy Newman gives an exclusive performance of his song Losing You and talks … Randy Newman performs …