Over 7,000 people observe fast against n-plant project

Breaking the brief truce,more than 7,000 people observed a token fast against the Koodankulam nuclear power plant,and vowed to intensify the struggle if the government did not scrap it.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Tirunelveli (tn) | Published:October 10, 2011 2:16 am

Breaking the brief truce,more than 7,000 people on Sunday observed a token fast against the Koodankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP),and vowed to intensify the struggle if the government did not scrap it.

The renewed protest comes two days after PM Manmohan Singh assured a multi-party delegation including the anti-KNPP activists that an expert group would be set up to allay their safety concerns. Slamming Singh’s letter to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeking her support to ensure timely implementation of the Indo-Russian project,protesters said it only showed the Centre was not concerned about the safety of people. People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy Co-ordinator,S P Udhayakumar,led the fast.

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