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India: Conflict Over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Continues via Global Voice

The Atomic Power Project in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has started operations last month amidst protests (see Global Voices report). The plant has started generating electricity but the situation is becoming worse as arrests are still being carried out and protesters remain in jail. This week also marks a call for a fortnight of protests across India in solidarity with people’s struggle against the Nuclear Plant.

On Sunday, 14th of October, the revolutionary Democratic Front issued a statement condemning the illegal detention and, arrest on the members of an all-Indian fact finding team to Koodankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. The team was detained at Nanguneri on the 12th of October, 20 km away from Koodankulam on charges of “illegal assembly”. After a daylong detention, the police charged them under different sections of Criminal Law Amendment Act. The team members have been taken to Palayamkottai prison.

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