On 24th October, a group of people representing 4 different organizations went to the Indian High Commission to hand over a memorandum which expresses our disagreement with Indian governments’ treatment of the Kudankulam campaigners and the building of nuclear power plant that could risk the life of 1 million people in the area.
Kudankulam – shut it down
End the brutality now!
Tamil Solidarity linked up with CND (London), Kick Nuclear and other campaigns to organise a protest outside the Indian High Commission in Aldgate, London on 24 October.
This protest was organised to show solidarity with tens of thousands of Indinthakarai and Koodangkulam people who have been fighting against the illegal nuclear plant that has been constructed in that part of Tamil Nadu, India. Protesters expressed their anger at the Indian government and demanded that the plant is shut down immediately.
Anti-Kudankulam Protest in The Hindu
Activists, academics take out anti-Kudankulam protest in city
Academics, activists and students gathered at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening to express solidarity with residents of Kudankulam, who have been resisting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.
Organised by the New Socialist Alternative, the demonstration saw participation from various anti-nuclear activist groups and organisations that have been campaigning for the rights of the Tamil-speaking population in Sri Lanka.
Tamil Solidarity went to the streets of Antwerp to campaign with leaflets and a petition. The building of a new nuclear infrastructure in Koodankulam is not well known in Belgium, but the resistance against the dangers of nuclear energy is broadly shared by many people. We got very good reactions from people on the streets who agreed that protest against this nuclear time-bomb in India is necessary. On the protest we were joined by activists from Tamil Nadu and at the end also Tamil activists originally from Sri Lanka. We exchanged contact details for joint activities.
Anti-nuclear activists in Bangalore, Karnataka observed International Solidarity Day with the ongoing struggle of the people of Idinthakarai and Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. This event was also simultaneously organised in London, Berlin, Antwerp, Colombo and Malaysia. About 120 people attended the protest held in Bangalore. Some of the main speakers at the event included: Jagadish G Chandra (CWI-India), Atul Chokshi (Scientist, Indian Institute of Science), S. Balaji (May 17 Movement), Ambrose Pinto (Principal, St. Joseph College) and others.