Mass convention for the Homeless in Kanyakumari district

 Expressing their sufferings due to homelessness, unorganized, semi-urban poor women overwhelmingly urged the AIADMK govt for immediate distribution of house sites and houses to them as was promised in the election manifesto. Around 900 people, almost all women assembled for the CPI(ML)’s people’s convention held in Nagercoil on 28th December. The convention resolved that if the long pending demand is not met, we will start an indefinite agitation starting January 26th. Several speakers charged the AIADMK govt for refusing people their due right of house site and houses, but shielding the land-grabbers and real estate barons who are looting public lands. Fifty acres prime land worth of 1000 crore been illegally occupied by a Congress ex-MLA with the connivance of corrupt officials. This land was donated by the King of Travancore to the arachhas (a community).