Anti-KNPP activists hold mock funeral

Activists protesting against the nuclear power plant staged a mock funeral of the controversial project `cremating` its model here on Monday.

Koodankulam: Activists protesting against
the nuclear power plant staged a mock funeral of the
controversial project `cremating` its model here on Monday.

Thousands of residents of this coastal village took part in
the `funeral procession` organised to coincide with Mahatma
Gandhi`s death anniversary and cremated the model of the
Indo-Russian plant.

Leader of the People`s Movement Against Nuclear Energy S P
Udhayakumar, who led the procession, said it was the Congress
under the leadership of Gandhi that got freedom for the
country. Now it was the same party that was `trying to
mortgage` the country to foreign powers, he charged.

PMANE activists wailed and beat their chest, paradoxically,
to mourn the death of nuclear power plant. Three persons, who
performed the `cremation, later took bath, as was done in any
death ceremony and had their head tonsured.

PMANE convenor Pushparayan also participated in the
procession.

PTI

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