Pravasi Sangam organized protest fast against AI

2:50 PM, Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Pravasi Sangam ProtestMangalore : The members of the Pravasi Sangam, a Kerala-based organization of foreign-returned Indians focusing on overseas affairs, staged a protest fast against discrepancies in disbursing compensation to the kin of the victims of the Mangalore plane crash of 2010 in front Air India’s office in Mangalore on Feb 15 Wednesday

The members will hold the protest fast from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MLA E. P. Jayarajan inaugurated the protest fast and said that AI has not assessed compensation amount in a correct manner, hence the holding protest even after year if the incident was necessary.

He also said that AI is still biased in disbursing compensation amount.

CPI(M) Dakshina Kannada district Secretary B. Madhava said that According to Indian constitution, the law in the country is equal to all. It does not suggest life of poor people is of less worth and rich people are of more worth, but the Air India has made the discrimination among the people.

He said that Air India has given the compensation to the Mangalore Air Crash victims family according to their worth and status. The poor people are still suffering to get the compensation.

The DYFI had staged a protest last year, but even to the present day the struggle of the poor has not reached the Central Government.

The authorities of AI and Central Government have changed the rule of Indian Constitution and insulted it by making discrimination in the compensation disbursing.

It is been read in newspapers that PM Manmohan Singh speaking on various matter in different meeting and events, remaining it unsolved is left to a side, but it is surprising that, he is not uttering a word related to this matter. He criticized PM and said that now it is necessary to examine whether he knows to speak or not.

P. K. Abdulla, the central vice president of the Pravasi Sangam MLA K. V. Abdul Khader, the general secretary of the Kerala Pravasi Sangam Central Committee; K. Kunhiraman, and many others participated in the protest.

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