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PMANE has written a letter to Chief Minister Jayalalita after talks with the central government’s expert committee have failed. Dr. S P Udayakumar has written a detailed critiqueof the Expert Committee’s report and underlined how it did not care to respond to some very significant concerns.Dr. S P Udayakumar and 3,015 other protestors have been charged with sedition under section 121 IPC (waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging war against Government of India) for organizing a mid-sea protest on the occasion of the World Fisheries Day (see pictures) on November 21, 2011. The other charges slapped against protesters are 153 (A) IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race and language), 143 of IPC (unlawful assembly), 124 (A) IPC bringing or attempting to bring into hatred or contempt or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards Government of India and Section 447 IPC (criminal trespassing into the prohibited area).The Koodankulam struggle is entering a crucial phase. The initial talks between the 15-member committee appointed by the Central Government and the Tamilnadu State Government’s 6-member committee, which also has 2 members from the people’s movement, have failed. Mr. M. Pushparayana, the movement’s representative in the negotiations, told DiaNuke that the government seems reluctant in sharing the crucial documents and white papers that the people’s movement have asked for. In place of providing concrete answers to the specific questions asked by the protesters and prociding them the necessary information and documents, the government experts are offering mere assurances.

Meanwhile, the Union Government’s emissary in the episode and the minister of state in the PMO V Narayanasamy accused the protestors of being ‘motivated’ and ‘unjustified’. He is reported to having said that the agitator’s questions “were demanding information which were extraneous to the issue on hand and not connected with safety aspects.” Mr. Narayanswamy said PM will take the final decision soon. S P Udayakumar, spearheading the Koodankulam movement, has expressed his disappointment with the government’s attitude and again highlighted the importance of questions and documents being asked.

The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Lavrov has also joined the pitch in assuring the protesters about safety of the KKNPP.

The Union Minister of Shipping, G K Vasan, has come out in full support of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), saying it is essential for the growth of the nation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Articles:

S P Udayakumar

M V Ramana and Suvrat Raju

Dr. Surendra Gadekar

Prof. Atul Chokshi

Praful Bidwai

Admiral L. Ramdas

Amb. M K Bhadrakumar

Capt. B. K. Subba Rao

Heidi Hutner

V T Padmanabham

Prof. T Shivaji Rao

Dr. Dhirendra Sharma

Dr. E A S Sharma

Shankar Sharma

Dr R.S.Lal Mohan

Kavita Krishnan

Nityanand jayaraman

Dr. Tushar Chakravarty

Peter Custers

Patibandla Srikant

P K Sundaram

Ramesh Sundara Rajan

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Media Reports

Koodankulam Struggle: 25 years of sweat and toil

Koodankulam:Movement gathered momentum only after women took an interest

People’s power vs nuke policy

India Unites to battle UPA’s nuclear dreams

People power nukes Koodankulam nuclear power project

PM’s volt-face, intensified protests and the authorities’ religious card in Koodankulam 

Documents and statements

Report of the Central Government’s Expert Committee on Koodankulam

Invitation: National March Against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Koodankulam: Letter to expert panel from the people’s movement

Letter from Koodankulam to the World

PMANE Constitutes an Expert Panel for the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project

Stop Misleading Claims and Slander against the People’s Movement: Citizen’s Statement on Koodankulam

Koodankulam: Nuclear Barons Mislead the People

PIL filed in Madras High Court against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project

CNDP Statement on Koodankulam: November 1, 2011

Letter to PM on Koodankulam: Activists from West Bengal

Koodankulam: PM’s letter to Ms. Jayalalita, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu

Facts on Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project: NPCIL Release

Koodankulam: Solidarity Statement from Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace- Sept 24, 2011

Tamilnadu Cabinet’s Resolution on Koodankulam

Halt Koodankulam: Jayalalitha’s Letter to the PM

Koodankulam: Letter from Japan to the Prime Minister of India

CNDP Statement on Koodankulam Protests – October 10, 2011

Koodankulam: NAPM calls for writing to President

Koodankulam Struggle: Justice V R Krishna Iyer Writes to Chief Minister Jayalalita

Koodankulam Solidarity Rally in Kerala: Sept 30-Oct 2

What can we do?
  • Sign and send the petitions initiated by Greenpeace India, NAPM and Support Group from Kerala.
  • Organize meetings and non-violent support groups at your places.
  • Contact People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
    42/27 Esankai Mani Veethy
    Parakkai Road Junction
    Nagercoil 629 002, Tamil Nadu, India
    Phone: 91-9865683735
    Email: [email protected]
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Pictures

Koodankulam Struggle: In Pictures
Koodankulam Pictures
Pictures: Fishermen Protest in Mid-Sea

ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNS: Kerala

Workshops on Nuclear Energy
On November 16-17
At Vazhachal, Trissur, Kerala : Contact : Sharat Cheloor,:9809477050

Koodankulam Solidarity Cycle Yathra
At chalakkudy
On November 18th
On behalf of Chalakudy River Protection group, S.P.Ravi: 9249898773

Workshops on Nuclear Energy
On November 19-20
At Sameeksha, Kalady, Ernakulam : Boby Thomas: 9946981123

Anti Nuclear Convention
On November 20th
At Kozhikode,
Anti nuclear Cycle Yathra
Ernakulam – Alleppey-Kollam-Thiruvanandapuram
On December 3rd to 8th, Contact: N.Subrahmanyan: 9847439290

Koodankulam Solidarity Convention
On December 10th
At Payyanur, Kannur dist., K.P.Vinod: 9142055553

Please Join with Us
Contact:
K.Sahadevan, K, Fr.Augustin Vattoli,
Phone: 0854769874, , 09496565195