ALAKAL fortnightly magazine has survived as a reflection of the struggles and issues of the fisher people from the year 1985 onwards. Hundreds of issues brought out during this period have not just informed trade union activists, bureaucrats, politicians, intellectuals and ordinary fisher people, but also have inspired many to act on the issues raised by ALAKAL. This fortnightly is regularly brought out by the Kerala Swatantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation – KSMTF- (Kerala Independent Fishworkers’ Federation) and it has generated space for other struggles also.
At the moment, the regular functioning of ALAKAL is going through a financial crisis. The printing expense of ALAKAL is Rupees 5000/- per issue. The folding/pasting/posting expenses are around Rupees 2,000/- per issue. At the moment, KSMTF members are in a position to take care of this second expense of Rs. 2,000/-only. Therefore, we request you to contribute towards the printing expense of ALAKAL. Apart from the social and political significance of ALAKAL, there are also certain Govt. norms which give us pressure. If the regular production ALAKAL is broken, the authorities of Newspaper of India can cancel its registration and the Department of State Information and Public Relations can remove ALAKAL from its media list. If that happens, it will be more difficult to sustain ALAKAL. Therefore, we appeal to all friends and supporters to do whatever you can to sustain this significant, regular work of the struggles of the fisher people.
The details for contribution are the following:
A/C No: 020051 000800102
IFSC : IBKL 0046 T 01
Bank : The Thiruvananthapuram District Co-operative Bank
Branch : Puthanchantha, Thiruvananthapuram.
We do hope you will respond in favour to the request.
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