ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tarring the Koodankulam Movement

We are dismayed and pained at the government’s campaign of vilifi cation of the sustained popular movement against the Koodankulam nuclear plant, which has raised vital issues of atomic safety. These issues have assumed pivotal importance worldwide after the Fukushima disaster, the world’s fi rst multiple-reactor meltdown. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has trivialised the movement, and the fi ve monthslong relay fast by thousands of people, by attributing it to “the foreign hand”, or western non-governmental organisations, without citing even remotely credible evidence.

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