Koodankulam, TN: Protesters today formally
ended their 12-day fast against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power
Project, a day after the state government promised to pass a
resolution at the Cabinet for halting the project.
127 protesters broke their fast accepting a glass of
juice from their supporters.
They decided to call off their fast after a meeting
between a delegation of the core group of protesters and Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa in Chennai yesterday.
The Tamil Nadu government had said the Cabinet would pass
a resolution asking the Centre not to go ahead with the works
on the plant site till the people`s fears were allayed.
Jayalalithaa had also assured the delegation that she
would talk to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his return from
the US on September 27.
S P Udhaya Kumar, Convener of People`s Movement against
Atomic Power, spearheading the stir, had announced withdrawal
of the fast yesterday but said they would continue to keep the
pressure on the Central Government to scrap the project, set
to be commissioned in December.
The Prime Minister had sent Minister of State in the PMO
V Narayanasamy as his emissary to met protestors in
Tirunelveli district after Jayalalithaa wrote to him on the