Government had been previously maintaining that the NGOs were receiving foreign support and with the compiling of this data, it has claimed that its accusations were not unfounded. But activists who are participating in the anti-Kudankulam movement have termed these accusations as 'baseless'.
“I cannot vouch for all the NGOs but I do know that P-MANE, SACCER and the one for which Pushparayan works are all low budget ones built up with the hardwork and commitment of its leaders and members. When our country itself is being run with money that flows from outside how can such charges be made?" Anitha Sharma, an activist, who participated in the anti-nuclear power plant protests at Kudankulam in her individual capacity told this citizen journalist .
Government, while replying to a question over foreign contributions received by NGOs informed the Lok Sabha that CBI is investigating Coimbatore-based NGO Tamil Nadu Muslim Muneetra Kazaghan (TNMMK). TNMMK had lent support to the anti-Kudankulam protests and some of its members were also arrested during a September protest.
Some other NGOs under investigation by the Tamil Nadu Police include AID India (Chennai), SACCER (Nagercoil) and Centre for Promotion of Social Concern, The Times of India reported.