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Nation Current Affairs 31 Oct 2019 A festival in Kozhik ...

A festival in Kozhikode to solve green problems

Published Oct 31, 2019, 2:18 am IST
Updated Oct 31, 2019, 3:44 am IST
Dr Khadhija Mumtaz released the book Adhwavanvum Udalum Aakyanavum.
The Western Ghats and its climate face crisis now. (Representational image)
 The Western Ghats and its climate face crisis now. (Representational image)

Kozhikode: 'Moolakam,' a subaltern festival organised by Naithika Vedi, Kozhikode, engaged the audience on the topics Environmental Problems Faced by Kerala after Two Floods and Journey from Grassroots to Mainstream along with Tibetan art forms and solo play by transgender person A Revathy based on her autobiography.

"In the name of development, the wealth of our nation is getting depleted. Vizhinjam Port requires 70 lakh tons of rock and apart from Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram, they bring it from Coimbatore and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu," said S. P. Udayakumar, the Kudankulam protest leader.


"Development should not be centred on just the corporate world but also for the public. The Western Ghats and its climate face crisis now."

"Conservation of Western Ghats is the sole right of fishermen and coastal regulation zone rules were amended 35 times," said T. Peter of the National Fishworkers Forum.

"Fishermen have not committed suicide yet because of their strong mental will. Movements to protect the ocean, mountains and life needs to be mobilised."

"As we are Bengali Dalit, we will be in detention camps soon. My father came to India in 1953 and we are asked to bring identity proof," said Manoranjan Byapari, the Bengali writer.

"The nation is getting divided into religion and caste lines. The exempted list of citizens in the National Register of Citizens in Assam are Muslims or Dalits."

Dr Khadhija Mumtaz released the book Adhwavanvum Udalum Aakyanavum by Dr Lisa Pulparambil, which evoked discussions on double marginalisation faced by Dalit women writers, along with the plight of Valayar rape case.