PMANE to take the Koodankulam protest to Chennai with political help - The New Indian Express

PMANE to take the Koodankulam protest to Chennai with political help

Published: 17th October 2012 02:22 PM

Last Updated: 17th October 2012 02:22 PM

People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) will take the Koodankulam protest to Chennai on October 29 when the State Assembly convenes to elect the deputy speaker.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, a group of political outfits and social organisations said they would back the protest by PMANE, which would be a peaceful one to bring to light the Koodankulam issue.

Speaking on the occasion, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi MLA M H Jawaihrullah said the protest would be backed by parties like MDMK, Dravida Viduthalai Kazhagam, Tamizh Val Urimai Iyakkam and Naam Thamizhar.

To a query on whether they had sought permission from the government to conduct such a protest, he said the peaceful protest would be conducted even without permission.

The outfits demanded abolition of section 144 imposed in Koodankulam, immediate release of protesters and withdrawal of cases against them, and action against those involved in desecration of places of worship. Representatives from various outfits demanded closure of all nuclear plants and stressed the need for the state to invest in renewable energy.

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