In utter disregard to all that is democratic, in a totally unjustifiable move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha on 19th March gave clearance to the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant at Idinthankarai. This shocker coming soon after AIADMK winning the by-elections in Thirunalveli district exposes the true nature of this “Revolutionary Leader” as to on whose behalf she is bringing the “Revolution”(Tamil Nadu’s much abused political jargon). As if on cue, the police presence that had already swelled up in anticipation of such a move, have started to move against the protesters arresting over 200 people so far. But in a massive show of defiance, over 20,000 people from different villages nearby confronted the 6000 odd police force that had surrounded Idinthakarai village (which is located just 4 kms away from the nuclear plant).
On 20th March more than a hundred people gathered in front of Town Hall, Bangalore (popular protest point) in solidarity with the ongoing struggle against Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Condemning the latest decision of the Tamil Nadu government (in connivance with the Central government) in giving the green signal for commissioning the plant, the protesters demanded its immediate withdrawal.