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Church-backed protest against construction of controversial seaport in India ends

The protesters said it was a temporary truce, indicating that they are ready to restart protests if their demands are not met

Opposition to the construction of an international seaport in Kerala, India, has been called off after nearly five months, paving the way for the resumption of the project.

Catholic priest Eugene Pereira, convener of the protest, said they decided to end the protest action not because they were satisfied with the steps taken by the government but because it had reached a certain point.

The priest, however, said it was a temporary truce, indicating that if the government failed to fulfill the promises it made, the protest action will restart.



The construction work of the 75 billion rupee Adani Vizhinjam International Seaport came to a halt after mostly Catholic fisherfolk in the state launched an indefinite protest on July 20 with the support of members of the clergy and the religious in the archdiocese.

The protesters claimed that after the construction project started in 2015, close to 500 fishermen lost they houses and were forced to live in unhygienic warehouses and other places.

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