Federation for People’s Rights, Secretary, G. Sugumaran issued a Press Release on 21.10.2011:
Federation for People’s Rights express its solidarity to the people’s struggle at Idinthakarai village against the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant.
The Central Government is constructing a Nuclear Plant in Koodankulam at Tirunelveli District, which is aided by the Russian Government. The Scientists and Social Activists are categorically saying that the Nuclear Plant is dangerous and if it starts its work, the rays will create a great hazardous to the people.
The people of Koodankulam and surrounding village are opposing the Nuclear plant and struggling continuously and they started the third phase of indefinite fast from 18th October 2011.
Meanwhile, the Central Government has constituted a 15 member expert panel to study the issue and submit a report to the Government. The Struggle Committee rejected the expert committee stating that there was no representation on their side.
In this situation, Federation for People’s Rights Secretary G. Sugumaran, People’s Union for Human Rights (PUHR), Tamilnadu Chapter, President Prof. A. Marx, Madurai Advocate Rajini and K. Palanisamy are visiting the Idinthakarai village tomorrow (22.10.2011) to express their solidarity to the struggle. The Team will interact with people and submit a brief report to the center, conveying the aspiration the struggling people.