The following post was originally published on dianuke.org The site seems suspended under questionable circumstances. The message is being republished here in solidarity of the struggle and with a view to the time sensitive nature of the appeal for help.
M Pushparayan, Idinthakarai
There seems to be some police operation tonight in the idinthakarai village to arrest us. We fear casualties. We hear that police plan to come into the village with arrest warrant to arrest the key leaders. If people resist the police, police likely to counter people’s resistance in any form. Tirunelveli police superintendent is more adamant on this operation. We fear major causalities if police enter. Please intervene to protect the innocent & fasting women, children and infants. We are ready to surrender ourselves provided nothing happens to the people.