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Kanyakumari March Breakthrough Despite Break-Up

Kanyakumari March Breakthrough Despite Break-Up

Despite Break-Up Gabriele Dietrich The massive and moving mobilisation of people in Kanyakumari on May Day was to be the culmination of the Coastal March by two groups moving down the western and eastern coasts, after starting from Bombay and Calcutta respectively, to highlight the problems of the traditional fishing sector together with the water problem in general due to urban and industrial pollution, devastation of forests and destruction of river systems by dams. This closing event of the march, reflecting the people's unfolding potential to resist dominant development concepts, was, however, broken up by an armed assault by the police.

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