For the first time Mumbai Malayalees are going to lead a protest march to Kerala Legislative Assembly Hall and to observe a fast at Palayam Martyrs’ Junction on June 18 against indifference to the problems of Malayalees working outside Kerala, said Mumbai Malayalee United Agitation Committee. All arrangements in this respect are complete.
They have prepared a long list of demands to be placed before the State Government.
End the indifference towards the demands of non resident Malayalees, Expansion and activation of welfare fund for Pravasi Malayalees, non-politicisation of Malayalam Mission, Remedies to the Railway travel problems, expansion of NORKA activities so as to benefit the pravasis, Raising of age limit to 65 for Pravasi Welfare Fund, increase of benefits three fold, ensure emergency aids and legal protection for Mumbai Malayalees during emergencies, protection and rehabilitation of Kerala hawkers, extension of various academies and institutes meant to protect and expand the social and cultural values of Kerala to Mumbai region, expansion of library council activities to Mumbai also, availability of Kerala House in Navi Mumbai for various activities of Malayalees at affordable rates etc are some of the demands raised.
Hundred volunteers selected by various Malayalee fora from the seven zones will go to Kerala to participate in the agitation, they informed. Hundred people from Kerala also would join them.
In a press conference held at Mumbai Press Club, Railway Action Council Chairman P V K Nambiar, Convener Ramachandran Manjambarath, Mumbai United Agitation Council Convener Dr Jose George, Chairman PD Jayaprakash, Malayalam Language Publicity Chairman T K Baburaj etc participated. For details contact 9892451900, 9869426360.