81 Tests, 2019 Articles
and counting ...

KUDANKULAM PROTEST WORSENS, PROTESTORS BEGIN JAL SATYAGRAHA

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
  submit to reddit   Delicious   Digg   LinkedIn  

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.


Police chase demonstrators during a protest near a nuclear power project in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: Reuters

 

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.



ARCHIVES -- CURRENT AFFAIRS

Tell Us About gkmine.com

We Listen ...


Fortnightly Contest


... WIN Exciting Prizes ...

item-pointer Coming Soon ...

... Previous Winners ...