One-day anti-nuke fast turns into 72-hour strike at Idinthakarai via The Hindu

The one-day token fast observed by the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project protesters at Idinthakarai on Sunday has been converted into a 72-hour-long hunger strike “to condemn the Central Government’s adamant attitude” in rejecting the Tamil Nadu Cabinet’s recent resolution pertaining to the halting of construction activities at KKNPP.

Subsequently, 106 persons, including 22 women, two physically challenged and three priests, started their 72-hour-long hunger strike in front of St. Lourdes Church at Idinthakarai.

“If the Centre, which is adamantly refusing to honour the Tamil Nadu Cabinet resolution on halting all construction activities at KKNPP and even the maintenance of the upcoming nuclear reactors, continues to be obstinate, we, who are hitherto waging our protests in non-violent fashion, will be forced to think of other forms of agitation on Tuesday evening. Hence, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as a mark of respecting the sentiments of 8 crore-strong Tamils, should take an immediate and firm decision to honour the resolution of Tamil Nadu Cabinet,” said coordinator of the KKNPP struggle committee S.P. Udhayakumar. A resolution was also adopted in this connection in the token fast.

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