The hilly terrains at the southern plantation belt of the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala reverberates with a major land struggle of an unprecedented nature involving more than 5000 families of the most deprived sections of the population – Dalits and Adivasis. These are the people left-out in the land reforms of Kerala, once lauded as a grand success. They demand land to live in and labour on.
The Sadhujana Vimochana Samyuktha Vedi-SVSV (The United Front of the Poor for Liberation) has now completed 172 days in their struggle for land. The number of huts of landless Dalits, Adivasis, and Dalit Christians have increased to around 14,000. The People in struggle continue in the same resoluteness and spirit that nothing can dissuade them from their goal i.e: land for meaningful existence.
- The video A Space to live and Tu Zinda hai documents the Chengara Land struggle in Pathanamthitta Kerala. Both the videos are below: