4TH INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE – Idinthakarai – 01.05.2012

THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEGUN THE INDEFINITE FAST.

IDINTHAKARAI VILLAGE

1. SANTHIYA – 29 YEARS OLD
2. SANTHOSH – 25 YEARS OLD
3. NIRANJAN – 20 YEARS OLD
4. MOTCHA ALANGARAM – 54 YEARS OLD
5. ROYAPPAN – 24 YEARS OLD
6. MERKILIN – 24 YEARS OLD
7. VINOTH – 24 YEARS OLD
8. KOLVIN – 21 YEARS OLD
9. PRAVIN – 21 YEARS OLD
10. BABU – 24 YEARS OLD
11. ANTHONY – 39 YEARS OLD
12. JUSTIN – 23 YEARS OLD
13. VALAN -23 YEARS OLD
14. SEBASTIAN – 21 YEARS OLD

KOODANKULAM
16. SELVA PAANDI – 41 YEARS OLD

KUTHENKAZHI

17.  J. JESU – 33 YEARS OLD
18. TONY – 30 YEARS OLD
19. LIVINGSTON – 30 YEARS OLD
20. SESAIYA – 53 YEARS OLD
21. STANLEY – 24 YEARS OLD
22. LAZAER VICTORIA – 39 YEARS OLD
23. JEYASEELAN – 32 YEARS OLD.
24. THOMAS – 28 YEARS OLD

KOODUTHAZHAI
25. T. JERIN – 27 YEARS OLD.

Pressing for the following demands.

1. Constitute an independent and transparent national committee on hydrology, geology, oceanography and seismology of the region

2. Conduct disaster management and evacuation exercises everywhere in 30 km radius of KKNPP adhering to the international standards

3. Share a copy of the secret inter-governmental agreement between India and Russia in 2008 on nuclear liability

4. Relevant information about KKNPP nuclear waste and management

5. Pass an Assembly or Cabinet Resolution that No FRESH water shall be diverted to KKNPP neither from Petchippaarai Dam nor from Tamirabarani River

6. Respect the democratic rights of people to oppose the KKNPP peacefully and non-violently.

 

From Friday 4th May, 2012 onwards, more women have proposed to join the indefinite fast after the scheduled talks with the Tamilnadu Government on Thursday 3rd May, 2012 demanding the closure of kknpp permanently.

Resuming their indefinite fast against commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy,which is spearheading the stir, listed six major demands, including setting up a national committee of experts to study the region around KNPP.

“Our primary demand is the government should institute an independent and transparent national committee on hydrology, geology, oceanography and seismology of the region,” PMANE leader M Pushparayan told PTI at nearby Idinthakarai.

Their other demands include conducting disaster management and evacuation exercises in areas around KKNPP falling within a 30 km radius, sharing a copy of the Indo-Russian Inter-governmental agreement in 2008 on nuclear liability.
“The government should also release all anti-nuclear peace activists from prison unconditionally and withdraw all false charges against our people,” he said.
PMANE had earlier threatened to go on indefinite fast from May 1 alleging that district officials had not kept their promises made last month, including withdrawal of “false” cases against some activists.

A 12-member PMANE team led by Arimavalavan had yesterday held talks with the Collector and highlighted their demands.

PMANE co-ordinator S P Udayakumar and his supporters had on Mar 28 withdrawn their nine-day-long indefinite fast after a delegation led by the Collector agreed to look into their demands. They launched the indefinite fast after the state cabinet on March 19 gave its go-ahead for commissioning of the first of the two reactors.

(Source: PTI)