Activists threaten to revive protest against nuclear power plant in TN

Activists threaten to revive protest against nuclear power plant in TN

As the Centre was “ignoring” their plea for halting the work, they may have to revive the agitation, Anti-KNPP Activist Sivasubramanian and Convenor of Coastal people’s Federation M Pushparayan said.

Speaking after a consultative meeting held to discuss the future course of action here Sunday night, they said: “We plan to launch the agitation throughout the state.”

On September 22, a core group of 127 people withdrew their 12-day old indefinite fast demanding the scrapping of the project citing safety concerns after Tamil Nadu Government promised to pass a Cabinet resolution for halting the Indo-Russian collaboration project.

Chief Minister Jayalalitha, who had written to the prime minister seeking halting of the work on the project, gave the assurance a day after Union Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy met the protestors at Idinthakarai. Subsequently the state cabinet passed a resolution seeking stoppage of the work.

Sivasubramanian said the Anti-KNPP activists have formed a Scientific committee to prepare a detailed report on the ill effects of nuclear projects.  A group of 150 people from Kerala under the banner Solidarity Council on Monday visited Idinthakarai and pledged their support to the protest against the KNPP.

The group led by A R Sajaar, an anti-nuclear activist of Thiruvananthapuram, said they would urge the Kerala Government also to pass a resolution demanding stoppage of the work on the project as it posed a threat to people of the neighbouring state also.

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