Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Farmers\' protest in front of collectorate

Thrissur: Members of the Karshaka Munnettam on Wednesday staged a dharna by crawling in front of the district collectorate in a symbolic protest against the government for allegedly neglecting the problems faced by the farmers of Muriyad.

The symbolic protest also included offering �Brahmi, a medicine to improve memory. �The authorities have forgotten Muriyad. Let the symbolic protest remind them of the problems there,� said Varghese Thoduparambil, chief organiser of Munnettam. The farmers have been fighting for long against indiscriminate sand mining in the kole lands of Muryiad.

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