Video: Human chain against ASEAN pact
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday organised a 500-kilometre-long human chain with over four million participants in Kerala to protest a treaty signed with the 10-country South East Asian Bloc.
The agreement will be effective from Jan. 1, 2010, and tariffs on the products covered would be reduced to zero between 2013 and 2016. The party opposes the agreement, saying its would sound the death knell for the southern state's agro-based economy.
Text and Video: ANI
Image: Human chain in Kerala