Mylamma’s Death Anniversary Observed
PALAKKAD: The second death anniversary of Mylamma, tribal leader of
the struggle against the Coca-Cola bottling plant at Plachimada, will
be observed on Tuesday in front of the plant.
She was one of the leading forces behind the Coca-Cola Virudha Samara
Samithi (Anti-Coca-Cola Struggle Committee).
Plachimada Solidarity Committee convener R. Ajayan said Mylamma “left
us with the legacy to continue the struggle to recover our commons
the right of communities to protect, conserve, nurture and use the
natural resources for the common good of all. She mobilised and inspired
the people with her resolute, composed and calm assertion and determination
into a unique popular struggle that not only led to the closure of
the plant at Plachimada in 2004 but raised the issue of the local
community’s right over natural resources.”
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