People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 11

March 14, 2010

Picketing For Land & Pattas:  50,000 Arrested


Demanding free house site pattas for the poor and two acres of cultivable land for the landless marginal and small farmers, more than 50,000 farmers and agricultural workers including several thousands of women, courted arrest in a state wide picketing action on 1March.

The Tamilnadu Vivasayikal Sangam, affiliated to AIKS and Tamilnadu state committee of AIAWU jointly organised the protest, charging that the DMK government in the state totally failed to implement its electoral promises on land and pattas for the poor.