Here's Why Hundreds of Fisherfolk in Tamil Nadu Have Decided to Boycott Elections

23rd Mar,2021

Here's Why Hundreds of Fisherfolk in Tamil Nadu Have Decided to Boycott Elections


Many fisherfolk having a place with Chandrapadi and Thirumullaivasal towns in Mayiladuthurai region have declared that they would blacklist the April 6 gathering surveys in challenge the prohibition on handbag seine nets. With the end goal of protecting the fishing assets, the Tamil Nadu government restricted fishing utilizing satchel seine nets in the year 2000 under the arrangements of the Tamil Nadu Marine Fishing Regulations Act, 1983.

The boycott was maintained by the Madras High Court in 2018. From that point forward fisheries specialists are carefully upholding the boycott.

Expressing that the boycott was influencing their occupation, anglers of the two towns have for some time been requesting lifting of the boycott. Squeezing the interest, many individuals, including countless ladies, depended on a yearning strike at Chandrapadi and Thirumullaivasal independently on Monday.

They have declared that they would blacklist the get together surveys. Chandrapadi has a place with the Poompuhar gathering body electorate and Thirumullaivasal falls under Sirkazhi portion.