Tirunelveli: Hundreds of anti-Koodankulam
nuclear power project agitators today took out a rally from
near the site to Idinthakarai village, where about 160 people
are on an indefinite fast since the last four days, demanding
closure of the plant.
A special prayer meeting and a pooja was also held at a
village mosque and another area.
Activists with the People`s Movement against Nuclear
Energy have been observing the fast since October 9 demanding
scrapping of the project.
M Pushparayan, the movement convener, said they plan to
intensify their agitation and conduct prayers against it as
people have a `sentimental attachment` to villages around
Koodankulam and were worried about their safety and
He had said yesterday that the agitators have decided to
observe an indefinite fast to pressurise the Central and state
governments to take an early decision on closing down the
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on October 7 announced
that an expert group would be set up to allay safety concerns,
but on Oct 9 anti-KNPP activists resumed their agitation with
a three-day fast to press their demand on scrapping it.
Singh`s assurance had come after a multi-party delegation,
including anti-nuclear KNPP activists, met him in Delhi.