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9 November 2011 Press Release by People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy

by People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, 9 November 2011

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November 9, 2011

People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
- Idinthakarai & P. O. 627 104
- Tirunelveli District
- Tamil Nadu
- Phone: 98656 83735; 98421 54073

Press Release

[1] Some sections of the Press have misquoted M. Pushparayan, a member of our Struggle Committee, as saying: "If she (Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) is satisfied and advises us on that point we have no problem on allowing work to restart at the first unit." Pushparayan and the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) categorically deny having made such a statement as we want the KKNPP project to be scrapped completely.

[2] His Excellency the Bishop of Thoothukudi has chosen not to be part of the Tamil Nadu State Team as he was simply told the previous day that he had been included in the Team without any formal consultation or invitation. We and our struggle continue to enjoy the support and solidarity of the Bishop and the Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council.

[3] The Tirunelveli Congress MP, Mr. Ramasubbu, is leading a small group of detractors against the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy and causing confusion in the society. This is unacceptable because he also represents the people who oppose the KKNPP project in the Parliament. Given this situation, he should resign his elected office before taking sides on a partisan issue such as the nuclear policy and programs and leading a movement against his own people.

[4] We also appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to boycott the Tamil daily, Dinamalar, as this newspaper has been misreporting our struggle-related events, news and views and misleading the public against our popular movement with cooked-up stories and concocted reports.

S. P. Udayakumar
- Coordinator
- People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy

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S.P. Udayakumar, Ph.D.

  • People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
  • National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (NAAM)
    - (For a Nuclear-Free India that has No Deals, No Mines, No Reactors, No Dumps, and No Bombs)
    - Mobile: 91-98656-83735
    - Email: drspudayakumar at yahoo.com, spudayakumar at gmail.com