B.MURALIKRISHNAN, Sr. Chief News Photographer, Mathrubhumi

Those with eyes to see...
This is 16 year old Akhil, one among the many people who were born with disabilities due to the toxic pesticide endosulfan, which was sprayed years back in various areas of Kasaragod district, Kerala by the government in the name of protecting crops. He came to the protest in front of the secretariat in the capital city holding his mother Geetha's hand because he was unable to walk alone and had limited vision. The fighting spirit of congenitally disabled people like Akhil is unparalleled. Their demand was to include 1031 people who were excluded from the list of endosulfan victims.

Mathrubhumi, December 2023