The anti-nuclear plant agitation in Kudankulam is worsening, with the agitators threatening to protest by entering the sea, turning it into a 'Jal Satyagraha'. This comes as the plant will start loading uranium fuel in one of its two reactors.
The People's Movement of Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which has spearheaded the stir, has put forward four demands - stoppage of fuel-loading in KNPP, no arrests of anti-nuclear movement leaders, adequate compensation for those who suffered losses and release of those taken into custody. Earlier, fierce clashes took place between the police and protestors. Activist Arvind Kejriwal has also joined them at the protest site.
To end the deadlock, a significant development is expected soon on the plea against the move in the Supreme Court when Prashant Bhushan's plea for a stay on the plant operation comes up for hearing.