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India: Governments Conspiring Against Us? asks People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy

by People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy, 10 March 2013

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

March 10, 2013

Are Central and State Governments and Intelligence Agencies Conspiring?

The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) would like to bring the following developments to the attention of the people of India, particularly the people of Tamil Nadu, and would request them to be watchful of any quirky turns:

[1] The Tamil Nadu police went to the home of a friend yesterday (March 9, 2013) morning and inquired his parents about his activities. The officers asked them if their son had any connections with the Maoists groups from the northern district of Cuddalore.

[2] Dinakaran, a Tamil newspaper, published an unsigned article with undue prominence on Page 5 of its March 9, 2013 edition under the title “Country Bombs Getting Ready in Koodankulam Area.” The story complains that country bombs are being prepared in Idinthakarai and Koothankuzhi villages and the police have not taken any steps to stop this menace. We doubt that some local vested interests may be behind this vitriolic attack on the struggling people to malign our name and popularity and to instigate police action against our peaceful people.

[3] A dubious young man from our area has been sending a Tamil SMS “Vettri allathu veeramaranam (Victory or Valiant Death)” in the name of S. P. Udayakumar to give the impression that we are losing patience and getting desperate with our struggle.

[4] The Madurai Passport Officer has been sending letters to S. P. Udayakumar asking him why his passport cannot be impounded or revoked as there is a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him. It is pertinent to note that the Tirunelveli police have been denying NOC (no objection certificate) to many people in our villages to obtain a passport claiming that they all face criminal charges. However, the Tirunelveli police are issuing NOC to some select people who are recommended by Mr. M. Xavier Francis Besky, a DSP-rank officer hailing from Idinthakarai village. This is done intentionally to divide the cohesive Idinthakarai community that has been leading our struggle.

All these underhanded efforts of the central and state governments and their police and intelligence agencies make us wonder if they are hatching dangerous conspiracies and schemes against the struggling people. All these things show how desperate the above actors have become in dealing with honest, hard-working and peaceful people of this country.

We request our people in all the villages to be vigilant against any intruders coming into our villages and planting explosive devices or leaving such dangerous things around. We would like to assure the fellow citizens of India that we are not a violent or extremist group that is bent to hurt or harm or kill anybody. We are nonviolent sons and daughters of the soil who want to protect the right to life and livelihood of the ordinary people of India, to safeguard the natural resources of this country for our progeny, and to resist the sale of India to the profiteering corporations of the United States, Russia, France and other such imperial countries.

The Struggle Committee
The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)