Latest Pictures from Koodankulam: Women on Hunger Strike, Villagers Under Constant fear

Prohibitory orders around KKNPP extended | THE HINDU

Given below are some pictures from Idinthakarai of last 24 hours.

The hundreds of women on hunger strike whose condition is deteriorating with every passing hour are being called a security threat for the state for which further heavy deployment of police is necessary.

While the simple demands of protesters remain unaddressed.


Photo courtesy:
Anthony Kebiston Fernando and
Amirtharaj Stephen

With the Idinthakarai-based anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) protestors gearing-up for their ultimate agitation to ensure the permanent closure of the ready-to-be-commissioned nuclear power programme within a next few days, Collector R. Selvaraj has extended the prohibitory orders promulgated under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code to seven km from the KKNPP site.

The announcement was made last night shortly after 10 p.m. that enabled the officials to implement the orders from the existing 2-km radius from KKNPP site to 7 km. It will be in force till 6 p.m. June 7. After the district administration received intelligence reports that a few thousands of protestors, mostly from coastal hamlets, might block the roads leading to the KKNPP site and lay siege to the nuclear power project site, the existing prohibitory orders was extended up to 7 km under which Idinthakarai, the protest hub, also falls.

Additional reinforcements are being rushed to Kudankulam and its surroundings. Armed Reserve Police, 100 personnel from Tamil Nadu Commando Force and 100 personnel from Tamil Nadu Special Task Force had been deployed till Wednesday evening.


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