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Celebrating Dissent: New Year Protest Pictures from Koodankulam via

People’s protest in Koodankulam is intensifying with every passing day. The sheer energy of this non-violent movement – with huge participation of women, transparent and innovative ways of horizontal mobilisation, campaigning and resource-generation has forced the governments, the political leadership of all colors and the media to admit the genuine concerns of people. The blatant attempts to malign the movement as ‘foreign-funded’, church-driven etc. have started sounding ridiculous and totally unconvincing even in the most distant and indifferent corners of the country.

Even while opening dialogue with the protesters, the government kept beefing up police cases on them – including charges of sedition – to intimidate them. The govt agencies and its supportive media raked up malicious stories about funding, motives and leadership of the movement.

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