Anti-KNPP activists hold mock funeral
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
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