Minister appeals to end Vizhinjam protest; says ‘most of their demands met’

1 min read
Read later

V Abdurahiman

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala fisheries minister V Abdurahiman on Thursday asked the Vizhinjam protestors to end the demonstrations as the government has agreed to most of their demands.

The government has ordered a study of coastal erosion due to the construction of the port, the seventh demand of the protestors. The stone-laying for the housing project for 500 families in Muttathara would start by the end of the month or early next month.

Also Read

Fisherfolk begin next phase of protest ...

Vizhinjam port: The storm that refuses ...

Demand to stop construction of Vizhinjam ...

Construction of Vizhinjam port cannot be ...

Adani group halts construction of Vizhinjam ...

The Minister added that the protestors should rethink if it is fair to ask halting the construction after spending crores of rupees. The port is important for the country’s development, he said.

The government has limits in dealing with the protest. But it will have to remove their makeshift pandal if the court orders, the minister said.

The fresh protests in Vizhinjam started in August this year under the leadership of Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese. The protestors want the government to stop the project and study the impact on the shores. However, the government is not ready to stall the project. It had agreed to implement other demands of the protestors. Several rounds of talks ended inconclusive.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.

MS Swaminathan

2 min

Kerala Governor, CM condole death of M S Swaminathan

Sep 28, 2023

Vande Bharat

1 min

Kerala’s ‘orange’ Vande Bharat likely to have a change of colour

Sep 27, 2023


2 min

Video shows Akhil Mathew in Pathanamthitta at the time of alleged bribe

Sep 28, 2023