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Koodankulam Diary

A former chief of the naval staff and his wife spent a few days in early December with the people of Koodankulam and Idinthakarai in Tamil Nadu who are protesting against the giant nuclear power complex that is nearing completion. They have come away with answers to questions about what motivates the protestors - 80% of whom are women - to continue doggedly to oppose the plant. They have also come away with questions. Are these people being obstructionist, anti-national and waging a war against the State in wanting safe energy and development that does not endanger their lives and livelihoods?

Thannin Kodhiga vekkararathakul anu shakthi daan thevaya?

(Do we really need atomic energy in order to boil water and make steam to give us electiricty?)

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