Sunday, July 12, 2020 |
Col. Santosh Babu's 4 yr old performs last rites amid tearful adieu to slain soldierWhat is the mental cost of being an outsider in Bollywood?Mamata likely to attend all-party meeting on Ladakh standoff tomorrowHey, you're cordially invited to my wedding video!Swara steps in for SammyCCMB develops low-cost testing method for COVID-19Sushant’s swansongBJP government in Manipur in minority after 9 MLAs quit ahead of Rajya Sabha pollsDr Reddy's acquires select business divisions of WockhardtDhoni’s latest buy, a tractor!

500 Anti-KKNPP activists protest against plant

Posted January 2nd, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

500 Anti-KKNPP activists protest against plant

Tirunelveli: At the dawn of the new year on Thursday, about 500 anti-KKNPP activists, including women and children in the coastal hamlet of Idinthakarai in Tirunelveli district stood in knee-deep sea in the dark for about an hour from 1.30 am to peacefully demonstrate their protest against the nuclear power plant. Udayakumar along with his close aides Muhilan and M P Jeyaraj and special invitees to the new year protest, Thiyagu, the leader of the Tamil National Liberation Movement and environmentalist Sundararajan of Poovulagin Nanbargal participated in the agitation in the Idinthakarai sea.

Speaking at the protest, Udayakumar demanded a white paper on the money spent for the first two reactors at KKNPP and called all like-minded political parties and social outfits to join the people of Idinthakarai against the expansion of KKNPP into a nuclear power park.Reacting to the commencement of commercial production in the first unit of KKNPP, Udayakumar said that it was a drama by officers of the department of nuclear energy so as to mislead people.

He challenged the KKNPP administration if it was ready to take an independent journalist group to see for themselves, developments in the 1000Mwe first unit.General secretary of the Tamil National Liberation Movement, Thiyagu suggested the creation of a people’s front against unmindful exploitation of natural resources in Tamil Nadu. ‘This should be our resolution in the English new year,’ said Thiyagu.