The Corporation of Chennai have posted eviction notices on the fisherfolk’s houses on the Marina Loop Road stretch. The notice deems the fishing settlements as “Encroachments” and orders their clearance by the 28th of March. Fishing communities traditionally have the rights to live by the sea and calling them encroachments and asking them to vacate is an abuse of power by the Corporation of Chennai.
We are meeting the women’s self help groups, members of the panchayat and fish shop owners at 4PM at Srinivasapuram. Friends from the press, please do come to Srinivasapuram to talk to the residents and record their statements.