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Protesters plan to lay siege to #Kudankulam Nuclear project site today

    SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, Hindu     An uneasy calm prevails in Kudankulam and Idinthakarai in the wake of the protesters’ threat to march towards the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site on Sunday for laying siege to it, and the… Continue Reading →

1 Democratic protest and 8,000 Sedition cases. Is India a free country?

    The protest over the nuclear plant in Koodankulam has claimed the livelihood of thousands, with bogus charges filed and restrictions on their occupation, reportsSoumik Mukherjee, Tehelka Protest trail (left) Children at the Tirunelveli Collectorate; Villagers burn a coffin representing… Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Rights Groups Slam Nellai Collector for Delaying Bail for K-activists

PRESS RELEASE Rights Groups Slam Nellai Collector for Delaying Bail for K-activists 8 June, 2012. CHENNAI — Four days after the Madras High Court granted bail to anti-nuke activists Sathish Kumar and Mughilan, release of the duo is being delayed… Continue Reading →

One recommended issue of passport, another wanted it to be impounded: S P Udayakumar

Published: June 6, 2012 14:46 IST |   Madurai , The Hindu -Staff Reporter   Files counter affidavit in a writ filed by anti-nuclear activist S.P. Udayakumar The Regional Passport Officer (RPO) here has submitted that his office issued a… Continue Reading →

Former Delhi HC CJ , A.P Shah to highlight Kudankulam issue at NHRC

  Published: Monday, May 14, 2012, 23:44 IST Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI   Former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Ajit Prakash Shah today said he would take steps to take the “Kudankulam protestors’ issue” to the National… Continue Reading →

Urgent call for action- Idinthakari , Anti Nuke protesters under Threat

Dear all: It is difficult to get reliable news. The folks in Idinthakarai are in a virtual prison, and cannot go out to verify. Our friends from Tirunelveli suggest that 10 companies, or 2000 police, are posted in and around… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- International Letter to Indian Authorities supporting Anti-nuke protesters

May 3, 2012 OPEN LETTER to: The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh The Honorable Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Selvi J. Jayalalithaa The Honorable Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Chidambaram Palanniappan, Honorable Madam and Gentlemen, We the undersigned are very… Continue Reading →

Dalit youth, victim of honour killing

He was invited by his girlfriend’s maternal uncle and done to death. S.VIJAY KUMAR, The Hindu In yet another case of suspected honour killing, the Tirunelveli district police on Friday arrested four persons on charges of murdering a Dalit youth… Continue Reading →

FIR being filed against every shopkeeper who does not open his shop in Koondakulum

Idinthakarai Update April 5, 2012 On April 4 morning a police constable by the name Mr. Murugesan from Avaraikulam village beat up one Mr. Pathira Pandi from Koodankulam claiming the latter had asked the local shopkeepers to close their shops… Continue Reading →

Koodankulam struggle: Western nations are learning from their mistakes, India is not

By Nityanand Jayaraman & Sundar Rajan,   Chennai Since August 2011, Tamil Nadu has witnessed renewed protests against the commissioning of the first of two 1,000 MW power plants as part of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP). While protests have been… Continue Reading →

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