A Train Campaign for ‘Nuclear-Free India’: from Koodankulam to Dibrugarh

National Campaign for ‘Nuclear-Free India’
Train Yatra from Kanyakumari to Dibrugarh, Assam, February 19-28, 2015

Koodankulam marine lifeSome twenty-five volunteers belonging to the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) are undertaking a Train Yatra from Kanyakumari station at 11 pm on February 19, 2015, Thursday for our second anti-nuclear campaign across the country. We will be heading to Dibrugarh, Assam by the longest train in India, Vivek Express (Train No. 15905), through the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Nagaland. Throughout the trip, we will be distributing handbills in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English.

We reach Dibrugarh on February 23, 2015 morning and return back on February 24th by the Ledo-Kamakhya Intercity Express (Train No. 15604) to Guwahati. After a brief campaign at Guwahati on February 25, we take the Guwahati-Kochuveli Express (Train No. 06335) the same evening at 11.25 pm and reach Kochuveli/Thiruvananthapuram on February 28, 2015 at 10.30 pm.

During this trip, we plan to point out to the citizens of India the plain truth that nuclear power is not cheap, not clean, not safe, not healthy, not moral and it is certainly not the answer for our energy needs and for global warming issues. We also intend to ask our people if we should lose our socioeconomic and political independence in the name of energy independence.

We would point out to them the fact that the central government is bending our own liability law in order to enhance the profits of foreign countries such as the United States, Russia, France and others. We plan to ask our people if we should behave like slaves and help foreigners recolonize our country all over again, or if we should think like leaders and solve our problems with originality and creativity.

We appeal to all the support groups, parties, movements and comrades on our way to organize press meets either at the railway stations or in their respective towns and speak about this important nuclear issue that has a major bearing on all our collective futures and well-being.

People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
Idinthakarai 627 104
Tirunelveli District

February 18, 2015
For Immediate Release

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