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India -Kundankulam nuclear plant protesters to see more solidarity this new year

Dec 23, 2012, 07.38PM IST TNN[ Chinmayi Shalya ]
Times of India

CHENNAI: It will be a new year’s eve celebrated not just differently, but also meaningfully. A group of people from across the country will be reaching Idinthakarai in Kudankulamto celebrate New year with the villagers fighting against the nuclear power plant. Three days of conversations with the inhabitants of costal hamlets, dance, music, poetry and films will start from December 30 and will usher in the new year.

“Whatever the debate be around nuclear power, the people’s resistance and their unrelenting spirit ought to be celebrated- for their collective capacity to continue their peaceful struggle. Let all of us who believe in the struggle of the Kudankulam people come together to assert our freedoms, reclaim democracy, and celebrate the spirit of resistance,” stated an invite sent out collectively by various protest groups.

The Kundankulam nuclear plant project has been facing protests from the villages, even as the government has been indifferent to their voices. “The idea behind going to Kundankulam is to show that we are with the villagers and support their cause. It’s a show of solidarity,” said a Delhi-based student who is planning to go there. “It is also a unique and more fulfilling way to usher in the new year. People should stand for other’s causes so that authorities have no option but to take note and change things,” he added.

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